Monthly Archives: April 2015

The speaker had finished and we were leaving. The two in front of me had this conversation:

“That was good wasn’t it?”

“Well, I think so.”

“What’s the problem?”

“I’m not sure I understood what he was talking about. I can’t figure out if I liked what he said or just the way he said it.”

“Oh, yea, I see your point.” Continue reading

When you’re self-employed and work by yourself and hear on the news that “nonessential staff” is being asked to stay home you have a dilemma. It’s up to you to determine if you are nonessential. It usually comes down to if you want a day off.

Determining what is essential isn’t as easy as one might think. What you eat because you feel you are “starving” is different from what you eat because you are starving. It’s the difference between what you want and what you need.

In a televised interview Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made this remark about the work of lawyers: Continue reading

It’s funny how certain songs reappear as metanarrative. They become culture. No sooner did Barbara Mandrell sing “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool” that being country was cool.

I think this is happening again with a far less popular song.

Back in 1972 a singer by the name of Dave Dudley recorded a song entitled “If It Feels Good Do It.” Part of it goes like this: Continue reading

Pick any topic of the culture war and you can be assured of at least two things happening: 1. Some folks will quote chapter and verse from the Bible to support their position. 2. Others will criticize the use of those verses with some variation of “You can’t take the Bible literally!”

Can we take a timeout here?

No one takes every word of the Bible literally. You can’t. Work with me for a minute. Consider, Continue reading


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