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AN AMERICAN DILEMMA

Gordon has asked me to write a post encouraging readers to feed their brains a most remarkable, very long, edited version of The Age of Outrage… 446 more words

Life

Just when we thought ...

Just when those of us schooled in progressive schools of thought had become confident that the old schools of thought were dead, that old doctrine we love to hate — original sin — begs for reconsideration. 580 more words

Spirituality

White makes right! Right, Grandpa?

Yesterday’s conversation between seven-and-a-half month old Elijah and Grandpa while Grandpa was oohing-and-awing reading aloud “The Lowest White Man” (Charles M. Blow, NYT, Jan. 295 more words

America

IS THERE LIFE WITHOUT COMPUTERS?

You see stuff online — Facebook mostly — about “could you live in this lovely (log cabin) house (in the middle of really nowhere) without WiFi? 389 more words

Photography

Gordon C. Stewart reblogged this on Views from the Edge and commented:

Cabin life is nice when I can get it, but Marilyn Armstrong's wonky SERENDIPITY sense of reality (SCROLL DOWN) did it again this morning. It brought me to my senses with a chuckle. [caption id="attachment_42647" align="alignleft" width="359"]6a00e54f8eed2188330120a7051605970b Author David McCullough at manual typewriter[/caption] Only David McCullough with his manual typewriter is exempt. David does all his writing from his trusty manual typewriter. No word processor cutting, pasting, erasing. I'm no David McCullough! Neither is Marilyn. But only one of us is forthright about the computer addiction. Marilyn and I have never met face-to-face. We became "friends" through the blogosphere. But I did meet David McCullough years ago while hosting him as Moderator of the Westminster Town Hall Forum. Wise. Genuinely self-effacing. Humble. And wise in an "old-fashioned" sort of way. Enjoy Marilyn's lovely post, Gordon

Happy New Year 2018 & My New Year's Resolutions...

I hope everyone had wonderful holidays and a good start to 2018!

Of course, January is always a tough month, the weather seems like an endless kaleidoscope of greys with no end in sight, the christmas holidays already feel like ages away and let’s not forget that we are right in the middle of Divorce day (January 8th 2018) and Blue Monday (January 15 2018). 725 more words

Social Commentary

Oprah, Donald, and Jesse Ventura

Just when you thought it couldn’t get weirder, it got wackier.

A new candidate is being pushed to run for President in 2020. Maybe the last two digits of… 814 more words

Our Dwelling Place and the Wrath of God

Six old friends have arrived from Indiana, Minnesota, and Illinois for New Year’s Eve in the Dempsey’s living room. A seventh unbidden visitor — pancreatic cancer managed by chemotherapy — makes us freshly aware of our mortality. 681 more words

Life