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March 18, 2018
Three Billboards and Some Orange Juice
The movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri tried too hard to be Best Picture. As a...
March 03, 2018
Game Night: the Youth of Older Middle Age
Game Night is a pleasant date night, if you pay matinee prices and there is the...
February 22, 2018
Hope and Billy Graham
She never met Billy Graham, though everyone of our generation knew his name. She is...
February 03, 2018
“The Post” and Our Times
Big business papers like The Post will go all first-amendment when their favored team is...
January 30, 2018
Jenny Lind and The Greatest Showman on Earth
If at every moment during The Greatest Showman, one forgets the actual P.T. Barnum, then the...
September 29, 2017
Dear Amazon: Truth and Beauty Available to Ship Prime?
Dear Amazon, I was pleased to receive your recommendation that I purchase beauty and truth...
September 09, 2017
A Very Special Episode: “Blue Bloods” and Social Liberal Privilege
Blue Bloods is so rare one could think it a miracle. There is a Catholic religious...
September 05, 2017
The Unexpected Pleasure of the Vinyl Record
I am sitting listening to Styx sing Come Sail Away on vinyl. This is not a great song. If...
September 01, 2017
Miracles in the Houston Flood
There were miracles in the Houston flood. There was also a natural event where things...
August 12, 2017
No: No to Racism, No to the Alt-Right, No to Fascism
Nationalism is not patriotism. "Blood and soil" nationalism has a particularly evil history and in...
July 27, 2017
They Took Our Religion and Gave Us Opioids
The great thing about a cruise is meeting people . . . at one point...
May 31, 2017
Beauty and the Beast: A Response to a Response
Opine and the world opines with you, but attack Beauty and the Beast and you will opine...
May 28, 2017
“Wisdom” from Bud Plays Junior High Football: A Message to our POTUS
This Presidency needs some advice and it is time to look to the President's childhood...
May 16, 2017
The Brilliance of Chopped: A Review
The Chopped Challenge has become part of our home vocabulary. If we get home late from...
March 25, 2017
Yesterday I Went to the Circus and Here is What I Learned
I am not a circus person. Fewer and fewer Americans are circus people, but I...
March 24, 2017
Today I Go to the Circus
Right after I write this, I will go the circus and I hope to learn...
March 14, 2017
In Which A Group of Americans Capture the Spirit of Honduras
Once, not so long ago that I have forgotten the details, we were with a...
February 28, 2017
The Mentalist is a Good TV Show Like Life is a Good Cereal
Sometimes a man wishes for great television and sometimes he just wants to enjoy some...
February 08, 2017
Before You find Obi-Wan, Know You are Luke
The speeder driving, womp rat killing Luke Skywalker had not done anything to be ready...
January 14, 2017
Oh Tammy! (Debbie Reynolds RIP)
Rest in peace, Debbie Reynolds. She was actually a Reynolds and there aren't many famous...
November 01, 2016
Help Us Obi-Wan Kenobi: You’re our only hope.
I loved the film Star Wars from the start, because it was fun and too much...
October 17, 2016
Microsoft: Breaking Up Is Easy To Do
Dear Microsoft, The Surface Book is a beautiful piece of hardware. The ability to function...
October 03, 2016
All Hallow’s Coming- On Devils and a Party
I lived between two Halloweens: the time when Christian kids dressed up and had fun...
September 29, 2016
In Which I Dialog with Not Dietrich Bonhoeffer
What follows is the correspondence between myself and a person who is Not Dietrich Bonhoeffer....
September 09, 2016
Trek to the Stars: Thank you Gene Roddenberry, fellow humanist
I know: he was a secular humanist, taking the Christian humanism of Erasmus and stripping it of...
July 02, 2016
My Life Long Pal: Three Things to Learn from Daniel Reynolds
Today is Daniel's birthday. . . not the prophet, but my brother. My mother used...
May 30, 2016
Faster, Stronger, Better. . . Meh (The Six Million Dollar Man)
We lost our television in odd circumstances. Daniel and I liked going to church and...
March 26, 2016
My Big Fat Greek Morals Go to the Movies: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
This is not a movie where spoilers are possible because this is a pleasant little...
February 08, 2016
Star Wars, David Bowie, Hillary Clinton, and Peyton Manning
Last month my feeds were dominated by Star Wars, David Bowie, and Peyton Manning. Great...
January 26, 2016
Preservation Hall: A Good Thing in America
I am already tired of politics and nobody has voted yet. Democrat and Republican: my...
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