Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Stolen Brain

Fifteen years ago, we had a foster son named Isaac and a dog named Sandy. Isaac also had a stuffed yellow dog that looked like Brain from the “Inspector Gadget” cartoon show. Not surprisingly, we called the dog “Brain.” One … Continue reading

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Understanding the spirits

If there’s one thing that drives me nuts about Bible discussion, it’s the appalling illiteracy among the people discussing it. People are great proponents of what they believe the Bible says. The witch of Endor didn’t really summon the spirit … Continue reading

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Monica Lewinsky: ‘The Price of Shame’

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Halestorm: ‘Here’s to Us’

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I Stand with Planned Parenthood

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Character references

I just got called by a company to provide a charcater reference for my close, personal friend Nils. Oh, Nils. You should know better than to ask me for a reference. Don’t worry, though. I wouldn’t provide the exact same … Continue reading

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Lumpy

About 15 years ago, we visited a new church in the West Windsor area with our foster son in tow. “What’s your son’s name?” someone asked. “Lumpy,” I said. Once the laughter had subsided, I admitted “That’s not his real … Continue reading

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The philosophy of quarters

Friday afternoons I work at an art academy, where I manage a cleanup crew of teenagers. My experience is that teens are an intelligent bunch, by and large, but sometimes limited in experience and not always ready to admit to … Continue reading

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Understanding the spirits

From what I can tell, Bible scholars are fairly well divided over unclean spirits, whether that’s a synonym for demons or if there’s intended to be a clear distinction. Speaking generally and acknowledging once again that I don’t know ancient … Continue reading

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