Tag: Trump

  • Trick-Pony Language

    Trick-Pony Language

    She was telling a story, as people do when they gather together on a porch, or around a dinner table. Just a funny story, something that made her laugh, that made us laugh as she recounted it. But right in the middle of her story,[..]
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  • Turned Away

    Turned Away

    Maybe it's the heat. Maybe it's the toothache. Maybe it's the shameful performance at the VFW Convention by the boastful bawbag Celebrity Apprentice. Maybe it's because it's 7/24. That makes 52 years for those of you counting. Maybe it's because of those mamas crying in[..]
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  • Disgraced

    Disgraced

      Yes, I do have thoughts about Trump's betrayal of this nation at Helsinki. Hop on over to Military.com and read the collaborative work I did with other Gold Star family members and Vietnam veterans in response to Trump aligning himself with Putin over his[..]
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  • Prayers for John McCain & Family

    Prayers for John McCain & Family

    My Mama died of brain cancer. One lovely August afternoon, she sat down at her computer and discovered she could no longer read. The words were all jumbled together. She sat there for a moment, blinking. She'd never had very good vision, so maybe this[..]
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  • Where Goodness Abides

    Where Goodness Abides

    The menu was straight up Ireland: Corned beef (soaked in 2 pints of Guinness), boiled onions, potatoes and rutabagas. Boiled cabbage. Rye bread slathered in Irish butter. The guests were mostly California transplants. They came via serendipitous routes to Oregon, followings spouses, or children, or[..]
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  • Why I Broke Up with Facebook

    Why I Broke Up with Facebook

    Almost daily now I receive a text or email from folks wanting to know 1) if I am okay 2) why haven't I been on Facebook. I am touched by the many kindhearted people I have encountered over my life, on and off Facebook. Many[..]
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  • Protestant Version of Sitting Shiva

    Protestant Version of Sitting Shiva

    A few years ago, I interviewed a war widow from Iraq. Well, in fact, I have interviewed more than a few war widows from the current Global War on Terrorism. As you might imagine, it can be a pretty emotional thing to do, especially for[..]
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  • Y’all Need Jesus

    Y’all Need Jesus

    I'd forgotten about it, honestly. Forgotten about the way Jesus trends in the South. Forgotten about the ways in which religious folks in the South pimped Jesus out for an almighty dollar. I know. I know. You'd think someone who literally wrote the book on[..]
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  • Victory Drive-In and other Sidelong Summer Jobs

    Victory Drive-In and other Sidelong Summer Jobs

    Fewer kids are seeking summer employment, so say the reports. According to The Atlantic there's a good reason why fewer kids are seeking summer employment: Education is to blame, rather than indolence. Teens are remaining in high school longer, going to college more often, and taking more[..]
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