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Common Ground

My deliberate avoidance of what passes as the latest in political news is proving to be a good deal easier than I thought it would be.   I gather that there’s yet another email story circulating, this time about the former president’s assistant and chief of staff pressuring the Department of Justice to investigate claims of voter fraud in last year’s […]

What’s My Addiction?

It is common wisdom that admitting one has a problem is the first step towards recovery, which I understand is a basic tenet of groups like Alcoholics Anonymous.  Well, I have a problem, an addiction if you will, and it has nothing to do with alcohol.  Nor does it have anything to do with sex or cocaine, naming just two […]

Liz. Lilibet. Liftoff.

Points to ponder. Liz. Sister Liz Cheney is back in the news beating her drum of disdain for our former President. Of the belief that he was the one who incited the January 6 Capitol insurrection, she has proclaimed, “I think what Donald Trump did is the most dangerous thing, the most egregious violation of an oath of office of any president […]

The Top & What’s Underneath

Sometimes a bit of random dialogue will jump out of a movie and stick with me for days.  I was watching Chaplin a few days ago, and the following snippet did just that. Chaplin: It’s a good country underneath, Doug. Fairbanks: No, it’s a good country on top.  Underneath—that’s what starts showing when we’re scared.   Well, which is it?  I’ve […]

GOP. Gavin. Gays.

Things that make you think, Gee…………. GOP.  I have no idea who originally came up with the moniker of Grand Old Party (GOP) for the Repugnicants.  Also, who assigned the elephant as the mascot?  I’d like to offer my own thoughts here.  Grand is really short for Grandiose since so many of today’s Party leaders have delusions of such.  And […]

Normal…Is That You?

It’s kind of fascinating to me that so many folks find it necessary to take a position on absolutely everything.  That sounds totally exhausting.  Who has the time or inclination to gather all the information and weigh opposing views in order to come to an informed opinion about everything that comes down the pike?  Of course, if one skips those […]

Mirror, Mirror In My Hand

For some of us slow learners, it takes the better part of a lifetime to understand why certain things are ever needed.  Even so, I can thing of a few that I still haven’t puzzled out. Take eyeshadow, for instance.  Whether one is buying at a drug store or a high-end department store, the precious powder in the desired shade […]

Bucks, Buckets & Bucknell.

The buck stops here this week. Bucks.  Conservative, evangelical Christians have long turned to one man for financial advice. Brother Dave Ramsey. With his folksy demeanor and professed Christian faith, he is the savings savior for the saved. It’s always a blessing to hear Christians of meager means testify as to how they’ve followed Brother Dave’s advice and been able to refinance their […]

To Tell The Truth

I grew up loving game shows.  Being sick from school and having summer vacation meant getting to watch Concentration, You Don’t Say, and the often off-color wit of Paul Lynde, Charley Weaver, and Wally Cox on Hollywood Squares.   There was I’ve Got a Secret, sponsored by Winston cigarettes, where the likes of Garry Moore, Jayne Meadows, and Betsy Palmer (and […]

Medina, Ministry & Masks.

The Lord has spoken to me this week in these ways. Medina.  After the recent Kentucky Derby horse race (gambling!!), it was revealed that the winning horse tested positive for a high level of an anti-inflammatory drug.  Listen, I’ve been known to down more than my fair share of Aleve, but it’s never disqualified me from spreading the gospel.  Nonetheless, […]