The Risky Business of being a Rock Star Pastor

I’ve written in many places about the life-long friendship I enjoyed with the pastor of my youth. Pastor Smitty was dear to me in that way that pastors can be to heart-sick children. He really was a good Shepherd. Kind and gentle. Slow to speak — those who knew him and Miz Betty best would [Read More...]

My two-cents about the budget mess

One of my favorite artists has a new album coming out soon. ┬áThis tune seems to speak of this particular summer, what with partisan bickering reaching new highs (or is that lows?) and stricken families falling victim to all manner of droughts. It’s a fitting word, especially if you consider it may be the sort [Read More...]

My Unsecret Abortion

I had an abortion. A full-fledged three-day affair in 1974. I wrote about it in detail in my memoir — After the Flag has been Folded. It’s a very telling part of my life and even if you don’t give a rat’s tail about Vietnam, you ought to read the book just to read about [Read More...]


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