The Opposition Response to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

All of us have just heard Jesus Christ give his big long speech. Mr. Christ is a man who has brought a brand new look to the face of public leadership, isn’t he? He certainly is. Why, it wasn’t that long ago at all that a man who wanted to come before us as a [Read More...]

Woman Just Abused by Husband Writes In

(Update: All the posts of this series have been collected into one piece, Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, and How to Defeat Each One of Them.) I’ve recently been writing on 7 Reasons Women Stay in Bad Relationships. Yesterday morning, in response to What Others Might Think: Reason #3 Women Stay in Bad [Read More...]

Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: “Quite the Crowd Pleaser, Charlie.”

Following Obama’s speech last night, I found myself wondering what today’s political “analysts” might say just after Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount. At the time I was watching Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos commenting, so … Charlie: Well, that was Jesus Christ, making what one of the most important and I’m certain most [Read More...]

What Others Might Think: Reason #3 Women Stay in Bad Relationships, Pt. 2

(Update: All the posts of this series have been collected into one piece, Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, and How to Defeat Each One of Them.) I have collected all my posts in this series into a 41-page document, entitled: “Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships (and How To Defeat Each One [Read More...]

What Others Might Think: Reason #3 Women Stay in Bad Relationships

(Update: All the posts of this series have been collected into one piece, Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, and How to Defeat Each One of Them.) Today we’ll consider as a factor that often contributes to women continuing in relat.ionships they should leave the natural desire not to be publicly embarrassed. The bottom [Read More...]

Women In Bad Relationships: Eve’s Curse Isn’t Yours, Pt. 2

(Update: All the posts of this series have been collected into one piece, Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, and How to Defeat Each One of Them.) Yesterday, instead of writing about my third reason women stay in bad relationships (which is that it’s embarrassing to have a relationship to which you’ve been long [Read More...]

Why Have People Started Using the Word “Tribe” So Much?

Dear John, It seems like everywhere I turn these days, someone is talking or writing about their “tribe.” I’m never quite sure what exactly that means. Do you know what it means when people today use that word?”—Baffled in Ohio Dear Baffled, As a matter of fact, I do. It means they’re idiots. The primary [Read More...]

Who Was Timothy Leary?

Dear John, Who was Timothy Leary?—Curious and Totally Not Trying to Get You to Do the Homework Assignment From My “History of the 20th Century” Class Dear CTNTGYDHAFMH2CC, As it happens, one of my online friends is ruby-throated, liberal hippie media mogul Brian Shields (see Do People Get Stoned at Work?). Mr. Shields (who also [Read More...]

Women in Bad Relationships: Eve’s Curse Isn’t Yours

(Update: All the posts of this series have been collected into one piece, Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, and How to Defeat Each One of Them.) It’s now time to write about the third reason I listed for why women stay in bad relationships, which is that it can be so embarrassing to [Read More...]

Presidents Day: Don’t Work; Don’t Imagine George Washington in Drag

Is it just me, or is Presidents Day easily the least emotionally inspiring of our holidays? Oh, sure, I always choke up a little whenever I or my wife get paid for not going to work. That’s a beautiful, even inspiring thing. But beyond that, I’m not even sure what Presidents Day is. I know that when I [Read More...]


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