Monthly Archives: September 2017

In memoriam: Scott Eiland

An old friend of mine, Scott Eiland, passed away around 2:30 a.m. Sept. 27, following a major heart attack he’d suffered several days ago. I first got to know Scott more than 15 years ago. At the time we were … Continue reading

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Angela Davis on radicalism

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Hating the sinner

My experience is that when we say, “We need to speak the truth in love,” it’s the same as when we talk about “Hating the sin but loving the sinner.” Both phrases are a coded way of saying “I’m about … Continue reading

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Recruitment drive

A lot of nonprofits complain that they have difficulty finding volunteers to make the organization run. The same small core group of people always does 90 percent of the work. SCENARIO 1 LEADER. We need some new volunteers to help … Continue reading

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Headcase

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Log Jammer remembered

I remember riding the Log Jammer the first summer it opened, in 1975. I was 5 years old, it was the park’s first water ride, and in the Pittsburgh summers, the lines were so long that you could get into … Continue reading

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One’s lost self

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On this day

On this day 57 years ago, a bomb planted at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., detonated and claimed the lives of four little girls. The reason for the bombing? A federal court order for Alabama to integrate its … Continue reading

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Catch that bus

Ah, that jumble of emotions when you joyously see your bus, and then crash with despair as you realize you’re going to miss it. Then, after the wave of relief washes over you when you discover it’s not your bus … Continue reading

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Henry V

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