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Why Can’t They Be More Like Us?

Several years ago, Karl and I got the opportunity to see My Fair Lady on the big screen at the Castro theater in San Francisco. I’m not sure that Karl thought of it so much as an opportunity, more like part of the ongoing requirements of being married to me. If 2001: A Space Odyssey had been playing instead, those […]

Sesame, Similarity, Solar.

Let us broaden our concerns beyond this earthly coil. Sesame.  I have always been an advocate for good, clean, educational television.  As the years have passed, the availability of such has grown scarce.  For 50 years, there has been no better televised accompaniment to my weekly children’s sermon than SESAME STREET.  Although the program occasionally drifted in a liberal direction, […]

Words From The Impeachment

Most everybody has some subject about which they know more than the average bear. These resident experts may be content just knowing that they know, or they may feel compelled to parade their knowledge for all to see. The hasty and often careless use of social media to communicate in what passes today for writing gives ample opportunity for the […]

Variety, Victory & Verisimilitude

Pardon my absence last week.  But I’m back with a vengeance. Variety.  This world continues to amaze and disgust me.  I have always known that COSMOPOLITAN magazine was a liberal publication, hell-bent on encouraging the sluttier nature of women.  For years, I have been able to turn a blind eye and pray for their wayward readers.  You can imagine my […]

Americaning

It’s already on the record that I’m not a big fan of certain words that have come into common usage in recent years, such as “parenting” and “adulting.”  While I would almost never use either of those words except sarcastically, I pretty much embrace “ghosting” as it describes something contemporary with a somewhat new word.   In that spirit, I’d like […]

Clueless, Crisco & Cohen

Hearken ye to these concerns and crises. Clueless.  I’ve seen enough episodes of THE CROWN to know that that big Queen in London likes to keep family issues quiet at any cost.  Princess Diana riled things up by being so open to the press and she certainly got the royal cold shoulder over her coffin when she passed.  Just makes […]

By Any Other Name

Well, we got through the first day of the impeachment hearings with no problem.  I stayed very attentive during the opening statements and through the round of initial questioning by the more professional counsel of the two sides.  But once we got to the five minutes a piece for each member of the committee (the in search of a sound-bite […]

Walgreens, Wars & Whitney

We need prayer now, more than ever. Walgreens.  I’m concerned about the future availability of my various pills.  I have always depended upon Walgreen’s to fill all my prescription needs, but now comes news that the drugstore giant is facing financial troubles and is ready to be bought as a publicly traded company and taken private.  What to do?  On […]

Rashomon Redux with a Helping of Streisand

Memory being a somewhat fuzzy commodity, I’m not clear on when I first saw Akira Kurosawa’s brilliant Rashomon.  I think I was in college, and it probably was part of a film series offered by the school.  In any event, it was years ago, and my remembrance of it has been about the four characters offering different versions of the […]

Author. Affair. Advent.

Shall we gather at the throne of grace for these matters? Author. For years, scholars have debated the authorship of books in the Bible. Some parts of the Bible have always just been accepted as written by those “inspired of the Lord.” Therefore, evangelical Christians tout the tome as truth. Now that a book about our mighty President is being published with its author […]