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Billy

My close personal friend Jessica has two sons. She decided at one point that what she needed more than anything was a third son. And so Billy was born, post-mortem. One of her living sons complains about dinner? “That’s what … Continue reading

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Joey and the cell phone

Something on the order of 14 years ago, my close personal friend Jessica had her second son. To keep him from feeling overshadowed by his little brother, someone gave her first son, Joey, a toy cell phone to play with. … Continue reading

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Hell is not other people

Jean Paul Sartre famously said “Hell is other people.” All respect to Sartre, the man was full of shit. Hell isn’t other people; it’s no other people. It’s having as much space as you could want, even more, and no … Continue reading

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Finding the ice cream connection

Now that there are three of them and the oldest is about to leave for college, this summer we instituted a tradition of one-on-one ice cream nights. Every Friday my wife and I take turns taking one of the girls … Continue reading

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The saga continues

This morning I checked the calendar on my iPhone to see what activities I have to take care of today. There was a scheduled event which I was invited to, for checking into the resort hotel in Montreal that Idiot … Continue reading

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No love today

Not feeling the love for┬áMiddlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools this week. Not feeling the love. My daughter hopes to compete in cross country again this year, which requires a routine physical to make sure she can handle it. As … Continue reading

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Racial reconciliation is not what we need

Racial reconciliation is a misnomer, as reconciliation suggests equal fault. What is needed is racial repentance, and racial justice. Blacks in America are not to blame for the state of race relations in this country; whites are. It was white … Continue reading

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Beyond the plain reading: The Bible and same-sex relations

What can ancient porn discovered in Pompeii tell us about the context behind some of the passages of Scripture used to argue against the normalization of same-sex relationships? This is the question raised and explored in an article by Carol … Continue reading

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Alone in hell

I woke up last night and knew I was in hell. The space among us is wider than what lies between stars, so that even the tenderest “I love you” is lost in the darkness and never finds the ears … Continue reading

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Peter Salem

Have you ever hear about Peter Salem? He was born in 1750, an African-American slave in Massachusetts. When Salem received his freedom in 1775, he went and joined the Continental Army and fought for our nation’s freedom. As part of … Continue reading

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