Category Archives: Politics

On Snipers, The Social Media Version

I noticed Greta Thunberg is traveling to my former state. I also picked up on a piece of social-media-crazy posted by a teacher–a science teacher!–of all people. Story here¬†from a community in which my wife and I used to live. … Continue reading

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Ruth For The Present Day

Before I began my research on the book of Ruth for my parish’s Bible Study, I was well aware of the title character’s status as an immigrant. My completed musical draws on relevant passages from the Torah to underscore the … Continue reading

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Restorative Justice

A facebook friend highlighted the case of a homeless woman of color who tried to park her van to optimize the education possibilities for her five-year-old son. The result? Five years-plus in prison. There were other anti-extenuating circumstances, but you … Continue reading

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Sometimes Sarcasm

It’s so truthful, it hurts: Let’s take a moment to honor the sacrifice of our brave school children who lay down their lives to protect the right to keep and bear arms. Amused at the NRA whining about people trying … Continue reading

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Civics Lessons For All

I don’t usually go in for those internet memes on the matter of “civics.” But these days I’m tempted. Through social media, I am aware of some dust-up between a member of Congress and the US president. I haven’t bothered … Continue reading

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Fool

The post title is not a reflection of the president, but rather the post most in need of filling in Washington. The more the federal executive branch descends into¬† juvenile insults, the more convinced I am that the jester needs … Continue reading

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An Answer To A Question

This response answers the question I’ve asked many times (like here or here or here) on this site: What if we didn’t fire the person? Sometimes the answer is obvious. A person with authority continues to manipulate and abuse younger … Continue reading

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