February 2016

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Change of Heart?

My thoughts this week have been dominated by two powerful media events. The first event is the death of a justice of the US Supreme Court and the raging divisions the death highlighted. The second is the progress of the...

An Acceptable Time!

It seems like every time I answer the phone I get the quick query, "Is this a good time?" I have even heard the sentence (actually more than once), "I just called to set a time for a phone conversation."...

Here I am! Send Me!

As I was reading the results of the Iowa caucuses—the first real step in the seemingly eternal quest to become President of the United States—I remembered that I once flirted with the idea of running for public office. I thought...

The Prophetic Voice

You just have to admire Chicken Little. Even in a fable, it takes great courage for a little chick to inform the entire poultry community that the sky is falling. The major flaw in his prophetic message was, to be...

Glad Tidings?

The other morning I was standing in the kitchen listening to the headlines on the early morning news. In a matter of just a few minutes, I was informed of two assaults, a police officer wounded in a random shooting, a...

Winning Big!

The drumbeat during the run up to the largest lottery prize ever has been very interesting to me. The media are having a ball concentrating everyone’s attention on the potential for winning big (as a few good people just did). TV interviews...

I Was Hungry

  Blessed with a hearty appetite and as a man of “generous girth,” I can tell you that I have never been truly hungry. I grew up in a family of fairly portly folks who saw food as a joy in...