Author Archives: Michael Wigle

About Michael Wigle

I am a servant of Christ who is married and has two children and one grandchild. For employment, I am the IT Manager and the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. I also have a wide variety of interests from economics to politics to caving.

COVID-19 – What the Heck was that?!

Let’s start off with, what is it? COVID-19 is a virus that is a member of the Coronaviridae (Coronavirus) family. This family causes respiratory tract infections for which there are currently no officially approved anti-viral drugs or vaccines. This family … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Abbey – November 2019

(Scripture quotations come from the Complete Jewish Bible) How should Christians view the Torah? And what is our relationship with Jewish tradition? These are questions we struggle with today. I have listened to positions from both extreme sides of the … Continue reading

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My Response to the Article “My Evangelical Church Is Gaslighting Me, But I Refuse To Fall For It Anymore”

There is an article that I have seen shared several times about an Evangelical Christian discovering that she needed to change aspects of her Faith because of Donald Trump. You can read it here. I am going to run on … Continue reading

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A Framework for Immigration Reform to Discuss

Immigration reform is complex and there are many different aspects. I have several variations of ideas with different limitations and benefits. Please don’t read this thinking I am even pretending to have all the answers. This article is simply meant … Continue reading

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Basic Income – A Response

I came across a Facebook post that linked to an article that, at first blush, seemed a reasoned and researched argument in support of Basic Income. I read it carefully and even read some of the studies and source materials … Continue reading

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Why do I find myself “defending Donald Trump”?

I did not vote for Donald Trump and I did not vote for Hillary Clinton, I voted for Gary Johnson. My decision to not vote for Hillary Clinton had nothing to do with Benghazi, private servers, Russian money filtering into … Continue reading

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Comparing the Candidates

Choosing a President, not a Dictator What is the role of the President of the United States? According to the White House web site (https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/executive-branch), the following are the roles of the President of the United States: Under Article II … Continue reading

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Gary Johnson for President of the United States

What is a Libertarian? Hi. My name is Michael, and I’m a Libertarian. I say it like that because it almost feels as big a stigma as admitting I’m an alcoholic. There are some pretty strange ideas about what a … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Abbey – April 2016

The Teaching I don’t generally attend the Saturday morning teachings offered by the monks. In the past I have found them to be a bit too “theoretical” and amorphous for use in daily life. Sometimes there was even far more … Continue reading

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Thoughts From the Abbey – February, 2014

The Arrival This trip was different from the beginning. As I approached the Abbey I felt like a runner at the end of a long distance marathon. It took every last bit of strength I had to arrive and I … Continue reading

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