President Johnson’s Moron Corps

  All this talk of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty has got me remembering Johnson’s real legacy – the Vietnam War. It’s so funny how the lack of institutional knowledge can warp the future. I heard folks talking on NPR about how much Johnson hated poverty. How he lived beans-to-mouth as a young [Read More…]

If I were God

“You have raised a deplorable, shiftless, lazy son.” The man on the other end of the phone was yelling this at me. “Looks like the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. ” He continued ranting. “I can see where he gets it. Uneducated people like you are ruining this country. All you do is [Read More…]

A Theological Discussion with Siri

Siri has become one of my most constant companions since I set out on this most recent book tour. I was sort of forced into a relationship with Siri when I dropped my other iPhone in the hospital parking lot three weeks ago. The face of the previous phone shattered. I could still use it [Read More…]