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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…)

So What Do We Do?

Arise, O Lord, Confront him, cast him down; Deliver my life from the wicked with Your sword, With Your hand from men, O Lord, From men of the world who have their portion in this life.. I’m sensing a fair amount of battle fatigue out there. Yes, the American people displayed a great deal of sanity — and defied political corruption..

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Pure Christocentric, Heteronormative, Patriarchal Goodness

The Power of Assumption Picture a late night staff meeting spilling out into the parking lot on a gorgeous, clear night.  Three freshly minted software engineers, straight out of college, find themselves picking out Orion in the southern sky.  Their project manager, the guy they need to please, listens to their celestial chatter, opens the..

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Leaving Facebook..

No Explanation Necessary So I was put in FaceBook jail for seven days, and — as usual — there is never an explanation why, nor would they even identify the offending post.  (How will they build their Brave New World if they don’t even run a competent re-education camp?) It’s possible, this time, that a..

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Divine Rebuke

The other day I pointed out some glaring flaw in farm operations. “Old guys rule!”  I said.  “You see that?  Old guys would never do something quite that stupid.” Mary nodded, and agreed. But then — not 30 minutes later — I saw a really scary looking dude walking in the stream bed.  I couldn’t..

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Weasels Like this

The various defenses we make for our shortcomings — have you noticed this? — can almost never survive an honest conversation. I’ve been pondering Vince Gilligan’s character “Jessie Pinkman” in Breaking Bad.  You’ve seen this guy.  We all have. He’s the aloof, distant stoner, the guy who can’t be bothered to study, to apply himself,..

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