Thursday, February 5, 2009

Happy Birthday, America. BO has a present for you.

Today is my 67th birthday and I cannot really believe it. When my Dad died in October, he was 93. I was reflecting on the changes he experienced from 1915 until 2008. Woodrow Wilson to "W" Bush. I am happy that he was spared BO. Unfortunately, we will not.

If BO has his way and the printing presses run off another trillion dollars or so of monopoly money, we will wind up just like Zimbabwe. They just announced that they will issue a new Zimbabwe "dollar" that has 13 zeros "removed." They ran out of room on the paper currency for all those pesky "0's." By the way, 50 billion Zimbabwe dollars buy one loaf of bread. That's what happens when governments are allowed to play monopoly with the money supply.

To be really fair, all of the blame for the debacle to come cannot be blamed on BO, it is just the historical fact that he will be at the helm of the USA Titanic when it strikes the iceberg. And we know that the Captain is always at fault.

When I was at Norfolk Academy in the 70's, we had a Board member who was a very savvy guy. He told me to never trust banks and the government to take care of the money supply. Now this guy was a banker..and he therefore really knew what he was talking about. He told me that he always had 25% of his assets in hard money (READ: GOLD)

"Don't invest all of your eggs in the dollar denominated system basket," he advised, "because historically, "fiat" currencies will fail. It is just a matter of pinpointing the when." And the "when" officially began at the time Nixon separated the dollar from any tie to gold. The currency's fate was sealed. "Fiat" is a Latin phrase which means ..."let it be done." And when government runs the presses, that is just what happens. Economic activity doesn't create the $$, but, it is the will of political parties who say "poof ...let it be done"....and it is done. That is why the dollar is doomed.

Acctually, Bernie Madoff hasn't done any thievery greater than what the government does by creating hyper inflation through the printing of fiat currency. They rob the thrifty..they steal from the poor schmuck who trusted in their treachery and tried to save and invest. The one who has all of his eggs in the government currency basket is the loser. The one who says, "to Hell with the system," and buys a little gold as long as someone will take his paper dollars in the exchange, he is the winner.

A few years ago, it took 40 ounces of gold to buy the DOW. Today, it only takes around 10. Will it come to a point that it may only take just one ounce?.... You know where my bets are.

Happy Birthday, America

Monday, January 26, 2009


So we throw another trillion dollars that we don't have into the economic fray. This is President BO's recommendation. The current deficit already is astronomical. Has it cured the recession? Here is the dirty little secret. It is not about economic recovery. It is about consolidation of economic and political power in the hands of a Democratic regime. Following the political strategy of his hero, Sol Alinsky, President BO is quickly changing the landscape of America while Americans, unfortunately even some of my own children, bask in President BO's messianic emanations.

Already several executive orders have been issued that threaten our security and imperil the lives of more unborn babies. To me, President BO is hitlerian in his support of a world -wide Holocaust. And BO has his own Goebbels...Pelosi. Yes, as this ardent Catholic announced, the "stimulus" package" has a few billion in it for "contraceptive family planning" services. So Planned Parenthood gets a bailout.

I once read a report that at the Washington headquarters of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, BO campaign stickers far outnumbered those supporting the pro-life Republican side. It's not like they didn't know his intentions. BO made no secret of his plans. And now barring miraculous intervention or a change of BO's heart (for which I pray daily), no unborn child will be safe in the Socialist States of America or in the world, for that matter.

As I was telling one of my children who is so enwrapped in BO euphoria, there is only ONE issue, and that is LIFE. Stimulus..economics..taxes..socialism, though important, are side issues. The fight is on for LIFE... a battle that must be waged by those who treasure it against this unapologetic purveyor of the CULTURE OF DEATH.

Friday, January 2, 2009


O Mary, this day
pray Jesus be born in me,
as was borne in you.

Thanks to the generosity of Ray and Suzanne Sinclair, St. Michael's Ukrainian Greek Catholic Chapel has moved out of the Carolina room at 11 Chatham Lane and found a new home. The Sinclairs had a 1700 square foot office space that had been vacant for several months and is making it available to St. Michael's. They belong to the Orthodox Church of America and travel all the way to Raleigh to attend the Divine Liturgy. They may be joining us for typica services.

Fr. Deacon Daniel (Gordon) Karen and I spent the better part of Wednesday and New Year's Day getting the chapel set up. The iconostasis, altar, chairs, icons etc were all moved to the new space. Fr. Mark Shuey, our pastor from St. Nicholas in Raleigh, came down yesterday to celebrate the Divine Liturgy. The space once occupied by a martial arts studio was now filled with incense and the Holy Divine Presence of the Lord Himself.

We are praying that Fr. Deacon's bishop will ordain him to the priesthood soon. This would allow us to have the fullness of the Divine Liturgy and probably would encourage eastern and orthodox Christians in our area to begin attending. Who knows what God has planned. Our only goal is to pray each day to be in the center of what He wants to do here in the Sandhills.

Christ is born. Glorify Him!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Dozier Family Letter- 2008


O earth, be silent.
Cease your din. Listen. Hear! 'Tis
the cry of a Babe.

Dozier Family
Christmas Letter 2008

On October 24, 2008, my Dad (Gordon Dozier, Sr. known as "Dyda") passed away in the manner in which he lived: quietly, peacefully and surrounded by loving family. A few months before he died, I asked him if he had any regrets during his 93 years of life. He said, "I've had a wonderful life. If I had to do it over again, I wouldn't change a thing. I have no regrets." Would that we could all say the same.

Gordon and Eva: In August, Eva and I moved to our new home at 15 Village by the Lake, So. Pines, NC 28387. Eva is still in Infection Control at Scotland Memorial Hospital and I am still p/t parish bookkeeper. VBL is a retirement community. No noise allowed. That means no "motorcycles." However, they gave me a dispensation as long as I keep mine out of sight! I enjoy blogging. Check mine out at . Eva's hobby is spoiling her grandchildren. She takes off every Friday so that she can spend time with them.

Gordon, III and Karen (Daniel, Alex and Katie): Gordon's family moved to Pinehurst last spring and is renting our former home. The Hartford allows him to work from home. He was ordained to the diaconate in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church last June. He serves at his parish in Raleigh, and is holding Typica services (Communion service) at a chapel he made in his home. Karen is teaching Pre-K at the parish school, JPII Catholic School. Daniel is home schooled and works at Chick-fil-A, Alex is at Pinehurst High School and works p/t at the Gulley Gdn. Cntr. and Katie is at JPII School.

Kristi and Jonathan Bernstein (Jack and Eva): Kristi is working in fund raising for the YMCA in Dallas. Jon is still at American Airlines. Jack is in Kindergarten. Little Eva had a large neuroblastoma tumor removed in February. In October a recurrence necessitated 4 rounds of chemo. The tumor has shrunk by 95%!! She is such a trooper and never let this slow her down. Please pray for Little Eva. You can follow Kristi's adventures as wife and mother at her blog:

Jonathan: (Jonathan and Jacob): Jay has had his final interview in Atlanta with Chick-fil-A. It is likely he will be getting his own store in the spring. At present we do not know where that will be, but he is getting his home ready to sell. His fiancé, Boo Yung, just got her BSN from UNC-G and will be visiting her family in Korea for a few months while Jay finds out where he will be located. His two boys will be visiting for Christmas. Jonathan (15) will now be living with Jay.

Angel and Graham Gulley (Hannah, Claire, Davis): The great news for Angel and Graham is that they are expecting #4 in June. They have chosen to be surprised about the sex of the child until delivery. Graham runs marathons. Angels runs mini-marathons, works part-time at the Gulley Garden Center and seems to run unending carpools. Hannah and Claire are at JPII School and Davis runs the house.

Benjamin (Loralei) Ben is in the nursing program at Sandhills Community College. He has about 18 months left and is living with us while he is a student. His great sadness is that his daughter lives in Indiana. His hobby is collecting DVD's, which he lends to all of the family. His collection is so extensive that we say we are going to get a DVD from "Benbuster."

Nathaniel and Vanessa: Nathaniel and Vanessa are living in Greensboro. He blogs occasionally at (As he notes, anything in Latin sounds intelligent.) He is working at the Double Tree Hotel as the night auditor. He and Vanessa are expecting the arrival of little James Nathan Dozier at any moment.

John-Paul: JP is a student at UNC-Asheville. Uncharacteristically for a Dozier, he is a Math Major. He wants to be a teacher and I think he would make a good one. His hobbies include computer gaming and war gaming as part of the UNC-A Air soft team. This evidently is a big thing and his team has won several events.

Mary B: MB is in her second year at UNC-Greensboro. She is in the Hospitality Management program. Mary wants to go into the Air Force and is working to that end. MB just turned 21. As one of her siblings observed, she can now do legally what she has been doing anyway since she was 16. Her Christmas break will be spent in Boston, at home and then…London (as in England.)

This is the Christmas that all of the kids try to come home. So far it looks like that is what will happen. This means much laughter, stories that begin, "Hey, Dad…remember when …?" and the wonderful chaos that is family. God Bless.
The Doziers

Monday, December 22, 2008


All my selfish works
are ruins I stand upon
to see your coming.

Friday, December 19, 2008


To live is to change
To have changed often is to
Have become perfect.

John Henry Cardinal Newman

Thursday, December 11, 2008

May You Always Have A Song

Several years ago, I joined the Moore County Choral Society. Over 100 voices strong, the Choral Society does a wide range of musical offerings. We just finisehd our Christmas concert, which is always a favorite with the community. It is basically a group made up of seniors, although a few "yutes" have joined in the last two years. A "yute" is anyone at least a decade away from Medicare.

Our Director is a very gifted and talanted teacher in the County school system, Ann Dorsey. She is able to bring out the very best in each of us. Her leadership style combines strenth, testiness and humor in a happy blend. In fact, she could have been my eighth grade teacher, Sr. John. This devoted nun had a mission from God to always bring out the best in her charges, without ever using corporal punishment.

A recent study on aging noted that those who sing have a life expectancy of at least 8 years longer than those who don't. You don't have to sing "well" to get this bonus, it just requires that you "sing." I have found that singers have a more positive outlook on life and that they evidence an inner joy, especially when they are in song. Singing involves the whole person: body, mind and spirit and they are all exercised when you make your own personal "joyful noise."

We close each concert with a wonderful and simple tune called, "May You Always Have a Song." The lyrics are so moving that I am generally in tears when we reach the chorus. And at the end, my lips are moving for the conductor's benefit...but there is absolutely nothing coming out. It's embarassing, actually. Here are some of the lyrics, at least the part where I lose it:

...May music be a part of the joy within your heart,
May you feel it deep within your soul.
May the gentle harmony of a tender melody,
Make your spirit whole.

May your life be filled with song
And may your friends all sing along.
May your heart be true and strong,
May you always have a song....
May your always have a song.

I weep as I write the lyrics. I am truly hopeless.