The Best Basketball Bench Ever

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Historic Church Institutions Selling Property

Source BOSTON – The American Unitarian Association, peopled and powered by this city’s Brahmin elite, announced its presence here in 1886 with a grand and stately headquarters at the very top of Beacon Hill, right next door to the Statehouse. If anyone doubted the denomination’s might, its next move made it clear: In 1927, strapped for [Read More...]

Wacky Stuff

Source The pastor of a Lansingburgh Baptist churchplans to give away an AR-15 assault rifle to the winner of a free raffle at an upcoming Sunday service. A provocative flier he distributed rallied supporters of gun rights and stirred controversy among anti-gun advocates and some who considered it un-Christian. The Rev. John Koletas, pastor of Grace Baptist Church, [Read More...]

Way Ahead of Schedule

In my annual commitment to (try to) read a novel, other than A Christmas Carol and Old Man and the Sea, I usually fail to get through the novel. Last year I tried Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian and, well, didn’t get very far. A friend of ours, Katie Prudek, one evening convinced me I might be able to get [Read More...]

If These Walls Could Talk… (by Bob Turner)

Bob Turner …If These Walls Could Talk… You probably haven’t heard of Paula Kaufman. She is a leader in her field. She is an American hero. She is a librarian. I know what you are thinking: sensible shoes, conservative attire, and bad hair. Or, maybe: rule-keeper who hates noise, food, drink, and gum. Once more: [Read More...]


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