Tuck’s Blog

Things You Learn While Looking at Junk

I ran in Lonnie Colson the other day while shopping in our favorite fancy boutique.  OK, we were with our wives at DAV Thrift Store, but that’s the same thing! Every time I go in a thrift store like DAV or Goodwill, I am struck by all the wonderful treasures (a.k.a. “junk”) that people paid…

God in the Present

There’s nothing like a brush with death to make you seriously reflective.  I didn’t have time to reflect much in the seconds that I had before the car crashed into us a month ago.  Lynn said that I asked, “What’s he doing?”, but I don’t remember saying that.  I do remember reflecting in the seconds…

True Wealth

The website wealthresult.com lists King Solomon as the wealthiest man of all time with an estimated net modern worth of $2.1 trillion dollars.  In case you are curious, that is just ahead (actually comfortably ahead) of John D. Rockefeller in second place with $ 663.4 billion. Other well-known people on the list were Andrew Carnegie…

You’ll Never Have Enough

Unlike with some leaders, the Bible gives full disclosure as to the nature of Solomon’s wealth.  He received 666 talents of gold a year (about 25 tons).  That seems to be largely from domestic taxes, because it did not include revenue created in trade with merchants or tribute collected from Arabian kings or other territories…