Apologies and Americans

Americans are loathe  to apologize for anything, even though there is a lot we need to apologize for. I suppose it’s because we view apologies as a sign of weakness. And, of course, all human beings hate to admit they’ve done anything wrong. Remember all the non-apology apologies you’ve heard over the years? Things like “I’m so sorry […]

Why?

On the evening of February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin was watching a basketball game on television. During halftime, he decided to walk to nearby convenience store to get a snack. After purchasing an Arizona Iced Tea and a pack of Skittles, he was heading home. While talking to his girlfriend on his cell phone, he […]

It’s All Sacred

I’m going to start this by telling you a secret: I share controversal pictures or statuses on Facebook just to get a rise out of my conservative friends.  A few days ago, I shared the picture to the left and it received the following comment: “I’m not Catholic but I think they have a great record on […]

What it Means to Be a Man

What with Mark Driscoll’s new book on marriage and his winning ways of relating to the world, the question of manhood is making the rounds again. Okay, maybe not in normal people circles, but it is all the rage in Bloggerworld (a very odd parallel universe where people obsess over esoteric religious questions). Of course, Pastor […]

Reluctantly

If there’s an issue more polarizing than abortion, I don’t know what it would be. On the right, you have groups like Randall Terry’s Operation Rescue, who plan on running graphic anti-abortion ads during the Superbowl showing aborted fetuses.  They’re able to do this by exploiting an FCC regulation that requires a station to run ads for a campaign […]

Happy Freakin’ New Year

I suppose I should’ve written this yesterday, or even last week, but I tend to procrastinate  on an Olympic level so you’re getting my New Year’s post a day late. It works out, though, because I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about today. Yesterday, I was in Greensboro, spending time with my daughters and […]

Love Your Enemies

I’m sure we all know about Alec Baldwin’s meltdown on an American Airlines flight last week.  Now, because of that, the American Airlines flight attendants union is attempting to have Baldwin’s show, 30 Rock, banned from any AA flights.  Now, you might be wondering what any of this has to do with my normal fare, but the […]

A Preview

Everything I read about publishing  these days is telling me that, unless I sign with one of the publishing giants, I’ll the one responsible for promoting any book I write.  So, dear readers, you’re going to be subjected to me pimping my first effort at publishing a book.  As I said last week, the title […]

Patriotism and Veteran’s Day Pt II

This past Monday (November 14, 2011), I posted an article titled “Patriotism and Veteran’s Day” and ruffled a few feathers.  There were a couple of comments, but one begged for a more complete response than the comment section on Facebook allows, so I’m answering it here on my page.  Here’s the full comment: “I’ve lost family […]

Other Gods

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3you shall have no other gods before* me. 4 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, […]