Category Archives: Christianity

Short-Term Memory Loss

The old man shuffled slowly into the room. He looked around, puzzled, and queried to no one in particular: “Why am I here?” “To make a better world.” I responded.

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Dark Christmas

  Photographed at Tay Ninh Base Camp, on the Cambodian border, 1969 “God bless us, everyone”.

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Romance

What is romance? I approach the concept as a subset or genre of books. Being a bit of a febrile non-fiction bibliophile I saw romance novels as a supreme waste of time. Such things as science fiction or fantasy rarely … Continue reading

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On Growing Up

We are all born apes. Some of us acquire a soul and grow up to become human. In light of our immortal soul our otherwise strictly animal behavior is reined in, mollified and ameliorated. We are all born conceptually Jewish. … Continue reading

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When is a Book not a Book?

Question: When is a Book not a Book? Answer: When it’s a bible.

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A Fetus does not have a Soul

Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep If I should die before I wake I pray the Lord my soul to take Amen A fetus does not have a soul. “soul” is … Continue reading

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Rhubarb-Strawberry Jam

Just before Christmas, but a few weeks ago, I had Breakfast with Santa at St. Florian’s parish. I took my son along kicking and screaming (he’s 34). The food is quite good, especially the cheese omelets; and the meal comes … Continue reading

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And Speaking of Ho’s . . . .

Just sitting around out of my caffeinated mind listening to the inescapable Christmas music. A hypothetical question arose: Suppose you did in fact see your mommy kissing Santa Claus underneath the mistletoe last night. Would you really rat her out … Continue reading

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Mall of America’s First Black Santa 2016

Not sure if this is even newsworthy from the point-of-view of a child, but it’s been reported the Mall of America hired its first black Santa. This is hardly the first black Santa, by any stretch; salaried or otherwise, just … Continue reading

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What is Justice?

(From a note originally written on Facebook, July 5, 2011.)   The case of Caylee Marie Anthony is as troubling to me as it is to the nation. This little girl met with foul play at the hands of a … Continue reading

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