Category: Culture - page 3

Film, Television, Sex, Music, Literature, Pop

Re-Thinking Social Media

Again.. There’s something about breaking an eleven year habit that focuses your attention–and it’s actually a 30 year habit if we go back to computer bulletin boards, CompuServe, AOL, Xanga, and all the rest.  I was a first generation “new product heat seeker” when it comes to having long arguments with people online, and making real..

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Owning Our Language

Did I even mean that? I’ve been thinking about prayer lately, and conversation in general, and I’m struck by how many phrases we use without ever really owning them.  By “owning them” I mean understanding their meaning so well that we feel powerfully confident using them.  It can be a confidence born of discipline and..

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Farm Fashion

I took a nap and woke up to find a bunch of pretty girls being pretty for the cameras on the tavern front lawn. Vintage clothing catalog shoot.  Now if only there were three million vintage clothing companies in America.. (more…)

The Beauties of Inequality..

I’m fairly sure my dad worked hard, and took risks, because he was tired of being poor. He worked onion fields in the late summer to pay for his own school clothes and he remembered meager breakfasts of cracked wheat cereal in the Great Depression. He delivered papers on horseback in the winter and he..

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This Morning’s Walk

This is the 2nd fork in the road, going up to Grandma’s house.  The pears are loaded right now.  The pumpkins are flowering and we have some of the culprits identified. I set my best walking pace in six weeks. (more…)