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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 […]

The Great Divides

It starts at birth, when each new bundle of joy is wrapped in either a blue or pink blanket, and the gender based conditioning begins. Before anyone even gets to Kindergarten, the concept of sex is introduced and, perhaps more importantly, the idea of the “opposite” sex. In the binary system I was born into, that put basically half of […]

Plays, Pentecostals & Pagans

Some spooky stuff this week. Plays.  Interesting news out of Syria.  Apparently, an ISIS-filled production of Tennessee Williams’ filthy play, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, was recently cancelled after the killing of an actor named Al who was playing one of the lead roles. I’m fuzzy on the details, but all I know is that there is much media […]

A Personal Parable

Growing up, my grandmother lived with us until her death when I was nine.  From that point until I went off to college, it was just Mother, Daddy, and me.  Two opinionated adults and a somewhat precocious child. If Mother and Daddy had been of one mind in their points of view, my childhood could have been an indoctrination.  But […]

Splurge, Space & Spats

It’s Ladies’ week here at The 701 Club. Splurge.  Sister Miley Cyrus is in the news again.  This time, I would like to honor something she has recently confessed.  After years of splurging on alcohol and drugs, she is now 4 months clean and sober.  I truly pray for her continued sobriety.  I’m just glad to know that she was […]