Category Archives: Politics


A number of years ago when Ten Commandment fights were de rigeur, a group in my parish wanted to fund a display similar to this one. I didn’t feel like I had a stake in the discussion, but I did wonder … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Disinvited Now?

I might part company with people who perceive themselves as close to me in political belief on this opinion. A spokesperson for a prominent politician was asked to leave a restaurant after her party was served the snack course. I … Continue reading

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Peace Talks Coin

I’m no longer an active collector, but when I see interesting coins in pocket change or in the news, I take notice. Maybe the casual observer finds the design a bit jarring–one news outlet used the over-used term “dumpster fire” … Continue reading

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Not too long ago, a bill was proposed in the Tennessee legislature to place “In God We Trust” on automobile license plates. That seemed to be one of two things. First, an effort to give lip service to God, however … Continue reading

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Two Popes, A Book, and a Letter

This story rather confirms that maybe VNO #2 is a better choice for observing a pope’s anniversary than a controversial situation that attaches a letter to a book. Speaking as a composer, I hope I’m dead before my protégés decide … Continue reading

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Losing a pet is a tragic event. It does not quite reach to the level of losing a child. I’m not sure that legislation should address what seems a matter of good business conduct, but here we have it. Just … Continue reading

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I posted some commentary on facebook: I felt fully able to support yesterday’s Walk-Out. If my daughter were a high school student, not only would I have encouraged her participation, but knowing her, I would have expected it. That said, … Continue reading

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