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A Whole Lotta Wrong

I’ll probably be viewed as a traitor by some, will disappoint many, anger a few and express the thoughts of the majority of Americans in the next few sentences. I’ll avoid predictions because I simply do not know where it will all end in the short run. In the long run many things will stay the same and at least one that got worse in the last few days will most likely be a new fixture, at least for the short term that is. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Whole Lotta Wrong

Lessons

Fifty years ago this morning shots rang out in the Memphis sky (OK, I stole that phrase) leaving Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dead. He, like me and all but Jesus Christ (for believers anyway) was an imperfect man. That in no way diminishes the lessons he left us if we are only wise enough to learn them. Two of them coupled with an observation form the basis of today’s article. Let’s explore. Continue reading Lessons

No Dirty Words Because I Waited

Those of you who know me well and have had private conversations with me know I tend to use profanity when I’m passionate about a subject. Fortunately I keep that under control in public and in my writing. On Valentine’s Day I was very angry about the school shooting in Florida and had I immediately written anything my piece would have been filled with multi-syllable dirty words. My passion hasn’t subsided but my language is now under control. I even found a sliver of hope coming out of this situation. Let’s explore.   Continue reading No Dirty Words Because I Waited

Between The Ears

I’m not that different from the cartoon character you see with an angel sitting on one shoulder and a devil on the other both whispering contradictory instructions into the ear adjacent to them. This became abundantly clear to me Monday night as I watch footage of demonstrators pulling down a confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina. Let’s explore. Continue reading Between The Ears

Now?

It’s Friday morning as I write this and the news reports tell me that large groups of people took to the streets in 12 American cities last night to protest the election of Donald Trump as President. It was the second night in a row and some of the protests turned destructive. Let’s explore. Continue reading Now?