Super Bowl LVII Like many of you, I watched the Super Bowl on Sunday. I’m not a diehard football fan. The last time I was invested in the sport was decades ago, when the Chicago Bears, my hometown team, played well. Yes, I’m that old. I only watched football this season after the January trauma … Continue reading The NFL, Pat Tillman, and Jesus
Who is the Biggest Threat to Our Democracy?
Who threatens to execute accusers? Who promises a collapse of the world economy should a turn of events prove personally detrimental? Who calls for civil war, inciting unhinged followers? Who is a five-time draft dodger wants to risk your children in a war to protect the regime behind 9/11? Who attempts to invoke fear,"A horrible … Continue reading Who is the Biggest Threat to Our Democracy?
Sex Scandals, Related to Trump Make an Ugly Picture
I've started 7 or 8 posts in post in the past week, finishing only one. I'm having an existential crisis. What is the point of news we've become immune to? There is a big picture in 3 of the stories I've discarded... this ever changing kaleidoscope of ugliness in Donald Trump. A kaleidoscope is colored … Continue reading Sex Scandals, Related to Trump Make an Ugly Picture
Pathetic Poetic Particularization
Georgia: shameless systemic suppression North Carolina: sins similarly seen Texas: Cruz defrauds devoid of discretion Cheesehead complaints: contaminated touch screens ~ Disenfranchisement dispatched, done unquestioned GOP’s foregone fleecing, it was foreseen Absentee, early voting, registration Mailed letters long “lost” by blatant libertines ~ https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/29/voter-suppression-tactics-in-the-age-of-trump/amp ~ Missing migrant minors milled in procession Tucked in tents at … Continue reading Pathetic Poetic Particularization
A News Story, and a Limerick, Followed by a Bible Verse
Prominent evangelical leader on Khashoggi crisis: let’s not risk “$100 billion worth of arms sales” This is Christianity today How I wonder what Jesus would say Although I suppose It’s easy to know Check His book, read it, and pray: Matthew 23.37-39: ‘Your people have killed the prophets and have stoned the messengers who were … Continue reading A News Story, and a Limerick, Followed by a Bible Verse