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 […]

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 […]