History (c) 2021 by Vernon Miles Kerr, VernonMilesKerr.com Yesterdays connot be viewed, Only proposed by the mess they left behind: Scraps of sloughed-off skin, Bits of fabric, shards of bone, Caprolites in caves, Or marks left on their walls, By ancestors extrapolating That we’d be around someday to read. Even their great, stone stuctures, Too… Read More Poetry | History
Nostalgia as Therapy Can any possible good come out of the past five years of American Politics? As I meditate about this question, I’m hearing the melody and words of Passenger’s hauntingly beautiful little song of recent years, “Let Her Go.” Give it a listen again, and think of “her” as a metaphor for “Liberty,”… Read More Opinion | Nostalgia as Therapy
More on Morality © 2017 Vernon Miles Kerr A regular reader of this blog has probably figured me out by now; near three-quarters of a century on this planet and still agonizing over the big questions: Is there a God (with a capital “g”)? Are the “Holy” books of the world only clever and creative… Read More Opinion | More on Morality
Can Morality Exist Without Religion? ©2017 Vernon Miles Kerr In the late 19th Century, “Liberal” teaching threw out religion, along with religion’s moral guidelines, replacing those guidelines with moral relativism and situation-based ethics. Since then, the world’s diminishing moral conscience has been claimed and dominated by its religious organizations, whose abuses and excesses have further… Read More Opinion | Can Morality Exist Without Religion?
The Granule That Broke My Tooth © 2017 Vernon Miles Kerr You, granule that broke my tooth, You grain of wheat the miller missed, You minuscule monster of dental destruction, You are more than just my own tormentor: You are scion to granules who tormented nations, Who were packed into granaries and held for… Read More Poetry | The Granule That Broke My Tooth