Tag: America

  • The Half Enlightened

    The Half Enlightened

    Every time I hear somebody say "I'm not getting the vaccine because I don't trust it or I don't need it,"  I think of my father-in-law who was crippled from polio at age 3, and underwent a dozen operations during his childhood, and years of[..]
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  • Can You Feel It?

    Can You Feel It?

      There is an Appalachian word that been on my mind all day - Airish. You might hear one of the locals say, "Hit's kinda airish today." What they mean is the air feels lighter, not as much humidity or heaviness to it. They say it[..]
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  • From Cornbread & Collards

    From Cornbread & Collards

      Like thousands across this nation, I start back to school next week. My graduate program was always going to be through distance learning so Covid doesn't disrupt that. As this week's DNC proved, there is a lot to be gained from virtual realities. Narrative[..]
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  • Riding Shot-Gun

    Riding Shot-Gun

      I came across this photo while looking for another. Everyone in this picture has gone on to be with God except for me and the babies. The two I'm carrying and the one sitting at the table. That's Mama, the baby of her family,[..]
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  • Please Pray for Me

    Please Pray for Me

    I can't stop thinking about him and I don't even know who he is. Every Sunday during church service we have a time set aside for prayer. Anyone in need of prayer can write out a request and put it in the donation basket. Pastor[..]
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  • Let the People Speak

    Let the People Speak

    The first thing I killed was no kind thing at all: It was an enemy soldier. Which is a hell of a lot easier to say than the first thing I ever killed was a man." - Steve Mason, Vietnam veteran & poet laureate of[..]
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  • Dispatch #7: Men with Guns

    Dispatch #7: Men with Guns

    Guys with guns surround Notre Dame. What's left of it after a blazing fire gutted about a third of it. Streets around the great Cathedral are blockaded. Only those with pre-approved security clearance can get past the armed guards. Walk up the street past St.[..]
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  • Don’t call me a Christian anymore

    Don’t call me a Christian anymore

    I made a run out to the landfill this morning. I’ve made the trip at least half-a-dozen times over the past couple of weeks as I’ve unpacked. This city doesn’t do cardboard recycle bins like our former city does. That’s because every home has its[..]
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  • Face-to-Face with God

    Face-to-Face with God

    [caption id="attachment_3753" align="aligncenter" width="940"] There is no better moving crew than Mormons. This group turned out to move us out of old home. The guys in suits served as cheerleaders.[/caption] We got moved. Sort of. All our stuff is pushed back against the walls of[..]
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