Choosing Sides…

Last night, as I was winding down, I surfed a little on YouTube and revisited some of my 90s music favorites that I haven't listened to for a good decade or two. It started off harmless, reminding me of windows down, hair blowing in the wind, and singing at the top of my lungs with [...]

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Is the Glass Half Empty, or Half Full? The New American “Religion”…

"Whatever you did, you've been officially labeled a disturber of the peace." -Frodo to Gandalf, Fellowship of the Ring   "Bruce: Hello, how 'bout you, mate? What's your problem? Marlin: Me? I don't have a problem. Bruce: Ohh, okay. DENIAL!!!!"  -Finding Nemo   "Pilate said to Him, 'What is truth?'..." -John 18:38   "YOU CAN'T HANDLE [...]

Why an Eye for an Eye Doesn’t Work… and What Good Friday is all about

Oh, before I start, I should let you know, this article is a lesson for ME.  You may already know all of this.  It's just that I passed another course in the School of Hard Knocks: Emphasis in Spirituality, and I was excited to share with you what I learned. I've had a similar article [...]

The Day I Lost You… A Tribute to Lily and Her Generation

On November 11, 2012, my dad was having his first signs of a heart attack.  It was also, of course, Veteran's Day, a touching day for me when we remember those who lived and died defending our freedoms. It was also the day I lost a baby. We were (very surprisingly) expecting a new little one, [...]