Tag Archives: The Alternative Mainstream

Shifting symptoms, lingering diseases

January 16, 2011

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Perhaps all Christians need a local-yokel Nobel-prize winning Theravada Buddhist to chase them back to their Jesus freak roots – especially when she’s neither yokel nor local.

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Assassins and Raw Power

January 10, 2011

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I ponder the nature of assassination and the destructiveness of raw power – because that is assassination’s essence: a deranged, narcissistic minority of one wields power over the vast majority. It is the ultimate totalitarian act, usually void of recognizable reason. Entire populations are robbed of the leaders they elected.

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Holy Amnesia and Thanksgiving: They go together. Of course.

November 24, 2010

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This week, our nation will again heed President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 call: “It has seemed to me fit and proper that we should solemnly, reverently, and gratefully stuff ourselves to the gills with turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberries, pumpkin pie, pecan pie – and more turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries, pumpkin and pecan pie – and thence park ourselves before a television like dead cement trucks and look upon the forever hopeful Detroit Lions through closed eyelids, which will open only if someone turns it off, whereupon we shall scream: ‘I was watching that! What’s the score ..?’”

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