Tag Archives: America

An Open Letter to President Trump

Dear President Trump, I’ve tried so hard to figure out how to articulate what I need, what I believe the people of the United States and the rest of the world need, from you. I can’t find the perfect words, … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, For Pastors and Teachers | Tagged , , , , , , , | 49 Comments

The Eagle Has Landed

In the winter of 1987 an eagle managed to fly all the way across the Atlantic from Ireland to America, where it arrived sick and exhausted. If this were to happen in 2017, President Trump would have it deported as a … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Mitchellaneous, Popular Culture & Entertainment, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

The Cost of Freedom

I wrote the following immediately after the U.S. elections. It’s not so much a reaction to the results as it is a meditation on the bigger picture, on what’s behind those results. My country is surrendering its freedom. The erosion of values … Continue reading

Posted in For Pastors and Teachers, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

To Columbus or not to Columbus?

Today is Columbus Day in the western hemisphere (known as Día de la Raza in many Latin American countries, and as Fiesta Nacional in Spain). And, oh, what a spider’s web of feelings it evokes! So who are the good guys … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Mitchellaneous | Tagged , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Caption this Photo

My thoughts: This is either… Mount Tushmore Mount Rushmore seen from the Canadian side American voters during the upcoming elections or…? Feel free to vote for your favorite. Winner will have their posterior carved on this mountain. Not really, but … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Mitchellaneous | Tagged , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

My Declaration

(See below for video) As a kid, I loved to watch things burn. No, I wasn’t a pyromaniac. Just a boy. (Is there a difference?) I’d douse my old model planes in lighter fluid and stage air disasters. I’d cheer … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Memoir, Quips and Quotes, Videos | Tagged , , , , , | 18 Comments

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

Posted in Culture, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 38 Comments