Independence Day

I have always loved the fourth of July; the mid-summer holiday, the nostalgic look back at the victories of American revolutionaries throwing off the yoke of tyranny.   I loved it, uncritically as a child.   I loved it without thought or question.   As I grew older, and learned more about the real history […]

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The Greatest of All Time

Mohammed Ali left the world One year ago The greatest of all time is gone   Mohammed Ali held the world In his hands The greatest of all time, lives on   I heard the news of his passing I woke in the middle of the night I heard the news of his passing I […]

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A Homily – John 17:1 – 11 ©

The Gospel According to John – 2017.05.28     Getting it Wrong, Again   The writers of John’s Gospel reveal, once again, their fundamental misunderstanding of Jesus and mission.   The ministry of Jesus was centered on real people, living real lives, facing real hardship, in the real world.   His gaze was focused toward […]

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The Women’s March

Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 01.21.2017   A half a million marchers showed up today in Washington D.C., with one million people marching across the country in solidarity with them.     It is amazing display of American unity. It speaks to our greatness as a country, our strength as a […]

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Martin Luther King Day 2017

Monday, January 16th Today we celebrate the life and work of man who was fulfilled the role of our nation’s conscience. He was a prophet, not in the sense that he foretold the future, or that he had some unique channel to the Creator. He had no more, and no less access to supernatural powers […]

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