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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The Friend Zone Shows What’s Wrong with Dating
Dec07

The Friend Zone Shows What’s Wrong with Dating

If you are one of the 3 or 4 people on the planet unfamiliar with the Friend Zone, it’s when a man or woman (USUALLY a man) has a romantic desire for a friend of the opposite sex and that friend, while they like you, don’t see you as “romantic” material. And I’m coming to realize that what gets put into the Friend Zone is highlighting just about all that’s bad about being single in America and...

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Trying To Break Through
Dec05

Trying To Break Through

The battle of depression is something that is more than just “do something that makes you feel good.” One thing that I’ve fought over the years is one of the items that contributes to my feeling depressed is that I wanted to have something that is an output of my mind and creativity that is accepted in some way by peers.  Now, I get some of this through my job.  However, journalism is not fantasy or fiction, and...

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Thanksgiving and the Middle-Aged Single Christian
Nov22

Thanksgiving and the Middle-Aged Single Christian

Holidays are hard on single people. And they’re hard on single Christians. I’ve been visiting a church in the Collierville area for the last few weeks.  It had impressive so far, although today I had two things that kind of bothered me. The first was the pastor calling poor people “under-resourced families.”  I now have concerns that this man who is supposed to be a pastor in line with the Gospel Coalition is...

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