More tragedy, please

More tragedy, please

Tales of tragedy, crime, and corruption have value for several reasons. One is that those that read them do not usually lead tragic, criminal, and corrupt lives, at least not the extent portrayed in such stories.Don't mistake: Their natures are corrupt. As Paul says in the letter to the Romans, “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God....” Greed, hatred, lust, lies — most people are marked by these in some measure. We all bear their stain. But forces internal and external, graces par … [Read more...]

Learning from tragedy: Blow

'Blow' movie poster

Some people find it odd that I'm a fan of the movie Blow, a flick about the ins and outs of the cocaine trade. Those same folks may find it strange that I'm likewise a fan of the book by the same title and enjoyed plowing through its pages.It was easy plowing. Author Bruce Porter is a masterful storyteller. The tome on which the Johnny Depp movie is based is decidedly more complicated than the film, as its principal figure, narcotrafficker George Jung, is a decidedly complicated individual … [Read more...]


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