The village idiot and the nature of greed: reflections on Donald Trump

Trump serves as the village idiot, speaking the truth while he masks it in his web of unending lies and mental craziness. We need that truth-teller. Even the “We love everything Trump and think the GOP can do no wrong” Wall Street Journal had this as its front page headline: “Trump Shared Secrets With Russians.” The [Read More…]

Bodily Constrictions and the Nature of Freedom

I saw this article in the NYTimes from Friday, July 3. It’s about the various means people, particularly women, have used over the years to lessen or enhance various body parts depending on the current standards of beauty. Pretty constricting stuff–even babies were stuffed into corsets at one point. Today, July 4, is the day [Read More…]

Getting Rich with Jesus

There’s an article in this past week’s NY Times that quickly made its way through a circle of colleagues and acquaintances:The opening paragraph reads: Onstage before thousands of believers weighed down by debt and economic insecurity, Kenneth and Gloria Copeland and their all-star lineup of “prosperity gospel” preachers delighted the crowd with anecdotes about the [Read More…]