Seattle Seahawks Player Richard Sherman Unexpectedly Taught Me a Lesson About Americans

I, like millions of others, watched football this past Sunday.  It’s the NFL playoffs so you can expect things to get intense, especially when teams are one win away from the Super Bowl. Well, at the conclusion of the Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers game, Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews attempted to interview Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Child Abuse, Pearls of Wisdom & Plumbing Tube

I would like to think that the reason the All-Knowing Tetragrammaton failed to include prohibitions against child abuse on the stone tablets of the Decalogue was not because the tablets were only yea big, but because the Creator of the Universe considered the subject so obvious that not even human beings needed to be reminded […]

Daughter Dearest, We Do Not Celebrate Columbus Day in this Home

There is no easy way to introduce one’s child to the harsh reality of life on our Little Blue Planet.  It sure would be nice if my daughter, who is about to turn six, could spend the rest of her life in an imaginary world of fairies, secret gardens and princess kingdoms.  I would like […]

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To Uncle Sam, in Lieu of Flowers, for Your Son Trayvon

What to give our Beloved Uncle Sam in belated celebration of his 49th Anniversary to his yearning bride, the Civil Rights Act? Fifty years of marital bliss is gold, but we’re not quite there. Etiquette lists inform me that for 49 years it is appropriate to give our white-bearded, svelte emperor “LUXURIES, ANY KIND.” And […]