Water Work

After President Trump’s slightly soggy Fourth of July “Salute to America” speech yesterday on the Washington Mall, a Facebook friend writes, “THE GREATEST SPEECH EVER MADE BY A SITTING PRESIDENT!!!” (Capitalization and exclamation points not added.) So, I guess for some “The Gettysburg Address” will ring a little flat from now on. And you know…
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The Heart Of Paris Is Burning

Ginny and I will always cherish the memories we have of a morning spent at the Cathedral of Notre Dame on a visit to Paris back in 1979. I remember praying quietly in one of the back pews of the church, climbing hundreds of stairsteps to the top of one of its towers, napping on…
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Godspell

I’m looking forward to Red River High School’s production of Godspell this weekend for a couple of reasons. For one thing, it’s one of my favorite Broadway shows. It led to the stardom of people like Gilda Radner, Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy and, in the orchestra pit, a young bandleader named Paul Schaffer,…
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New Conspiracy Theories I’ve Been Working On

I’ve been feeling a little left out lately. In fact, I have been for some time now. See, just about everywhere a person goes on the internets there are conspiracy theories popping up. And I’ve never been able to get behind some of the most popular of them. You know, the ones about aliens, the…
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Meditation For Lent

Today marks a kind of a milestone for me. Five years ago I decided to give meditation a whirl. Actually, I’d be giving it a second whirl. A million years ago, I took a religion class in college called Mysticism. It was a very popular class. I was lucky to get in. It was taught…
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