Archive | October, 2010

Blind with Perfect Vision: California Halloween, 1968

October 31, 2010

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My longest childhood journey threaded me between iceberg tips and hurricane eyes and volcanoes holding their breath. I was there, at a pivotal scene in a pivotal year. The ship was crashing; the wind was howling; the mountains trembled; the fire roared. And I saw none it. I may have smelled the burning embers – and maybe that’s what compelled me to walk and walk – but I didn’t see the flames. I was too focused on Sweet Tarts, candy apples, and chocolate-covered caramel wrapped in wax paper.

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John Stewart’s speech at the “Rally To Restore Sanity”

October 30, 2010

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Personally, I think this is good stuff.

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Big options in Big times for Big people. It’s all so … BIG (in a small kind of way)!

October 26, 2010

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The clock ticks for every patriotic American. “Decision time” approaches amid the churning philosophical, sociological, and even theological schmaltz – and we don’t know which enigma from which category will tilt the balance. We’re confused. We’re muddled. We’re baffled. We wonder if the days of blind faith were not so bad after all.

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When Fear Is Good

October 19, 2010

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I’m thinking of termites, investment bankers, and the fear of God. They go together. Naturally. It goes without saying.

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I love your scratch & add Bible. It’s so “relevant.”

October 10, 2010

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Thanks a heap for bringing us into the 21st century by redefining the term, “Christian.” Fogies such as Augustine, Chrysostom, Francis, Luther, Calvin, Wesley, Moody, Spurgeon, J.I. Packer and Billy Graham described the faithful as “those who follow Jesus Christ,” quoting withered parchments like the Bible and the Apostles and Nicene Creeds: wonderful marketing ploys for their times, to be sure, but hardly au courant in our I-Phone era. Besides, they’re lousy screen savers.

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When Values Plop

October 1, 2010

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Our culture’s weary rivals are lining up in my inbox like scarred, fatigued warriors. One side sees everything through the prism of “traditional family values.” The other brays open-mindedness and brands its opponents as intellectual Neanderthals. Both are reading from a stump speech worn out several elections ago.

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