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Rejoice in others’ blessings

If a young man at my church had done this,
he’d still be alive today.

Continue reading Rejoice in others’ blessings

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Someone earned a good, swift kick in the ovaries.

Job applicant outraged after company shares her bikini photo on Instagram as ‘PSA’: ‘This is not doing you any favors’

 

Rainbows

(Originally published 2013-07-04 at Trojan Horse Productions; reblogged 2014-08-27.)

Baltimore is more likely than other places, to have weather when you can see rainbows. We are coming now into a period when this is especially so. We will probably have another such time again in September.

The key to seeing rainbows is, three things have to happen at the same time:
(1) The sun is shining
(2) while it rains, and
(3) there is blue sky somewhere.
Continue reading Rainbows

Choosing chaos

The problem isn’t that the system’s white.
The problem is that it’s a system at all.

I first meant to title this, “Choosing disorder,” but settled on using a word that’s a bit more edgy, and consistent with my past vocabulary.

There are interesting relationships among some words. Continue reading Choosing chaos

Appeals

Late in the composition of last week’s post, I came across an unexamined feature of Trump’s sway over the nation’s soul.

Emotions come first.
Ideas come later.

Continue reading Appeals

Mordochai the troll

Bottom line:
Quarreling with you won’t advance my ministry.

My first act online tomorrow will be to Block a certain person, a Friend of a high school classmate, who I have concluded is a troll.  She loves to hate and be hated, and she’s skilled at both.

It recalls to me another troll I dealt with for several years some time back; who has a fascinating story. Continue reading Mordochai the troll

Courage to walk unarmed

A Nation of Cowards

Jeffrey Snyder suggests that carrying a handgun is both a right and a duty of every law-abiding citizen.

This is hard for me to relate to; as, for all practical purposes, no such people exist in my world.

Gun lovers’ slogans include, “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” Forget laws; in my world, only outlaws have guns now.

I have no impulse to join them.
Continue reading Courage to walk unarmed