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War on Christmas

And then there are those who rouse our passions about a “War on Christmas”. I found this tedious last year, and the year before, and the year before… But this compromise is as old as the Christmas story its...
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Foreclosure Tourism

If you think driving by a series of For Sale signs in your neighborhood is sobering, consider what a closer look might hold. I took a real estate sponsored tour of foreclosed homes in my area recently. These ...
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Honky-Tonk Hymns in the God Pod

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He Has A Name

I can’t remember his name now, it was one of those not very unusual names, Tom, or Ron or Mike, but the man holding the “Will work for Food”  sign on the side of the road has a name. He was in our drug ...
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Questions for God from Behind Bars

Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers. -Rainer Maria Rilke What question would you ask God? I was naive enough to raise that ...
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In and Out of the Zoo

Where no gods are, spectres rule. Novalis One time I took a group of people in the drug rehab program to the local zoo. Most of our group had been to prison – some for years. Most were felons. Most of the w...