Monthly Archives: June 2016

Us vs. Them

I am profoundly disturbed by the current rise of nationalism in Europe, in the Americas, in the Middle East, in nearly every nation on earth. Powered by the false logic of isolationism and protectionism, each successive wave of nationalism crashes … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 19

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Five: Rhema (Continued) Previously: Gina plunged into Ismara in search of her brother. Where was he?  And where was she?…

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Pastor Trump?

Donald Trump has reportedly accepted Jesus as his savior.  (New York Times, June 25). Two thoughts: 1) I sincerely hope this is true, but… celebrity conversions usually turn out to be dud firework displays (and, frankly, limelight is not the ideal light for … Continue reading

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Stumbling Block or Humbling Block?

Stumbling block or humbling block? The choice is yours. One hardens you and makes your prouder. The other softens you and makes you wiser. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” ~Matthew … Continue reading

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Fool’s Odyssey 18

To read Fool’s Odyssey from the beginning, click here. Chapter Five: My Life of Radical Idealism in Barcelona (Continued) Previously: Caterina introduced The Fool to her friends, “a jolly mess of Marxism.” ↔ That first evening in Barcelona was almost mystical, … Continue reading

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After BREXIT…Who’s Nexit?

Now that BREXIT is a reality (and David Cameron is leaving to write his memwoes) what’s next?  Spanxit?  Grexit?  Swexit?  (Spain, Greece, and Sweden are reportedly on the bubble.)  Will the EU survive?  Does is matter?  What are your thoughts?

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Little Rock, Big God

“But here’s the real reason my heart is so free, I don’t fight for God. My God fights for me.” ~ Little Rock, Big God I have the Dr. Seuss gene. I’m not sure which oddball aunt or uncle bequeathed … Continue reading

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