Donald Trump, OK Go and the Politics of Art
Jan21

Donald Trump, OK Go and the Politics of Art

During a drive to Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas (where a resident told me you can’t actually see the horseshoe bend in the river without a helicopter) my traveling companion began to play an OK Go song. That traveling companion is, of course, my iPhone. As I began to sing along with “The Writing’s On The Wall” I suddenly found my brain rushing back to a political discussion I had last week and the impact that...

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Why Now, Pastor Piper?
Jan20

Why Now, Pastor Piper?

Anyone who knows me for any length of time knows that I think very highly of Pastor John Piper and have been a student of his writings and teachings.  I’m not prone to “Pastor Worship” so I won’t say I hold him up as some kind of idol but when I have a theological question Piper is one of the men whose writings and thoughts I will read and consider in prayer. That’s why I’m writing this post.  His...

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An Open Letter to the Philadelphia Flyers from a Reporter at The Democratic National Convention
Jul28

An Open Letter to the Philadelphia Flyers from a Reporter at The Democratic National Convention

Dear Philadelphia Flyers, a.k.a. God’s Chosen Hockey Club: You don’t know me, but I’ve known you.  I grew in Pennsylvania and have bled orange and black all of my 45 years on this planet.  Being honest, I still miss the Spectrum. I live in Arkansas now, far away from real hockey, and sometimes think I’m the only person in my area who even knows that a “blue line” is more than a bunch of cops...

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Michelle Fields, Campaigns and Journalism
Mar29

Michelle Fields, Campaigns and Journalism

I don’t know Michelle Fields beyond what I’ve seen and heard about her.  I’m thankful for that, because it allows me to dispassionately look at the current situation involving her, a Trump campaign staffer and more importantly, the overall impact this is having on journalism, gender issues and social media. I also want to say that I do not support Donald Trump or ANY Presidential candidate, as I feel choosing a...

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Goodbye To My Hero
Dec08

Goodbye To My Hero

Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more. — Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 5) A day came today that I never wanted to see. My hero, Neil Peart, has retired…meaning that Rush is no more. Neil told Drumhead Magazine that he had retired. It brought my entire day to a screeching halt.  And I cried. Literally.  Cried.   You see, Neil has been my...

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