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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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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