Monthly Archives: April 2017

Celebrant Singers

One of the strangest concerts I’ve ever seen was when a charismatic worship team called the Celebrant Singers came to Port-au-Prince and sang at Quisqueya Chapel. Yes, an English-speaking praise chorus came to Haiti as part of a ministry. I’m … Continue reading

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Bill Monroe: ‘I Love Rock ‘n Roll’

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Singular ‘they’

The Associated Press has granted legitimacy to the singular pronoun they in certain cases. I have mixed feelings on this. On the one hand I want to cheer and applaud for my friends and the friends of my children who … Continue reading

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Homoerotic subtext in ‘Waiting for Godot’

With a family of theater afficianados, it’s inevitable that dinner conversation on some days will revolve around theater. Tonight it was Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.” I was in the show a few years ago. Oldest Daughter was an assistant … Continue reading

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The car accident of my dreams

Someone ran into me head-on at a stop sign today. I just glared at them and said, “Really? Good thing for you this is just a dream.” Fortunately it was, but I’m starting to wonder what will happen one of … Continue reading

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The maid asked for a raise

The maid asked for a raise. The demand greatly upset her employer, who called the maid into the living room and demanded an explanation. “Now Maria,” she said, “why do you want a pay increase?” “Well,” Maria said. ‘There are … Continue reading

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The president shames us all

It’s hard to view the strike on Syria as a considered and responsible move when one considers how little political capital, legitimacy or even credibility President Trump has. I wouldn’t like it if President Obama had done it but at … Continue reading

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Flannery O’Connor on faith

“I think there is no suffering greater than what is caused by the doubts of those who want to believe. I know what torment this is, but I can only see it, in myself anyway, as the process by which … Continue reading

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Prayers to Hecate

Dreamed last night that a friend of mine was invoking the name of Hecate to perform some sort of magic spell on me and a group of other people. The dream took place in a cave. I haven’t thought about … Continue reading

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