Veteran’s Day Requiem

I am a late-blooming pacifist. 100 years ago the “war to end war” came to an end in the eleventh month, on the eleventh day, at the eleventh hour in 1918. World War I was a horrific war: 9 million casualties; 10 million civilian casualties; 21 million wounded. Those numbers are beyond imagining. The statement […]

We Are the Circus

“Without the circus he is just a lonely clown.”  – Bill Maher Trump is our President. We did this, and it is a reflection of us. At least a good part of us. And that is the rub. For those of us who don’t see “us” in him, this is a painful and reluctant realization. […]

Election 2012 Postscript

Here are some of my reflections for my fellow followers of Christ with regard to the political process and our faith. Voting is a privilege but it is not an obligation I read a lot of statements from many sources about the obligation we have to vote.  Some put it this way:  if you don’t […]

We Did It!?

I wrote this blog post the day following the election, November 5, 2008.  I decided to postpone posting it because of its sarcasm, and I really don’t think the issue is gay marriage, rather how we impact and influence society and culture.  Now, here is where people will get sidetracked from my argument, so let […]

There is No Santa Claus, A Political Cautionary

(I wrote a post last week on Proposition 8 that I had intended to be part of a discussion on the place of the church in politics, not to make a political statement or endorse a position or proposition.  This is the same sort of post) When our kids were little we read books to […]

Kristof on Obama

Interesting opinion piece in the NY Times by Nicholas Kristof about the political race and Barack Obama.