Israel And The American Right

In the past month, Israel and Hamas have gone at each other hammer and tongs with Hamas getting the worst of it. Actually, that’s not true; the Palestinian people in Gaza have gotten the worst of it. Their homes have been destroyed, their family members killed, maimed and wounded, their country reduced to smoking rubble. […]

Religious Business

It is a sad day in America when religious leaders feel the need to write the President a letter asking for an exemption to the  proposed executive order banning discrimination against LGBT people working for federal government contractors. How, oh how, have we come to such a place in this Christian nation the land of the free? It […]

Independence Day

Today is the Fourth of July, a day we come together to celebrate the founding of this extraordinary country, this “shining city on a hill” to quote Ronald Reagan, inarguably the greatest President in the history of the world and patron saint of all that is right, good and true. But, it’s more than that because […]

You’re Not Being Persecuted Pt II

Monday, I talked about writing articles with real-time connections and how it was a boom and bust proposition. I also told you I was in a boom period right now, saying it felt like I have been deluged with topics lately. I’m digging my way out of that and, in the process, I give you the latest entry in the […]

Two Weddings, No Funerals

In the past couple of months, I know two couples who got married. That, in and of itself, is no big deal and you’re probably wondering why I bothered to share it. I did so because the people who were joined in holy matrimony were women. Yup, two (count ’em, two) same-sex marriages among people I count […]

Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now

Two years ago yesterday (April 10th), my father became one with the cosmos. And, that is exactly how he would put it. None of that “went to be with the Lord” stuff; flowery euphemisms about heaven were not his thing. He talked about heaven, of course, but it was never the standard issue, sit-on-a-cloud-with-a-halo-and-a-harp variety. Over […]