Tag: Germany

  • God Not the Guns

    God Not the Guns

    They say it is about God not the guns ... They say it's because America needs to humble itself before God. They say it's because we took prayer out of schools. They say it's because we are no-longer a God-fearing nation. They say it's because[..]
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  • The Ambassador of Goodwill

    The Ambassador of Goodwill

    [caption id="attachment_5706" align="aligncenter" width="345"] Ned & me in Portland following a surgery he had undergone a few years back.[/caption] We met on plane somewhere over the Pacific. Or maybe it was the South China Sea. I don't know for sure, given it was pitch dark[..]
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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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  • His Welfare is My Concern

    His Welfare is My Concern

    [caption id="attachment_5051" align="alignleft" width="933"] This is a picture of what it means to have socialized healthcare - Those who are able carry those who are unable.[/caption] Everyone, except the one-percenters, know that our healthcare system is broken. It's not just that a trip to the[..]
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  • Eugenics Revamped

    Eugenics Revamped

    I was not born in the United States. I am, in fact, the only family member who was not born in Hawkins County, Tennessee. My mother, my father, my sister, my brother - all born there. As far as I know all my aunts and[..]
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  • Dispatch No. 8: The Growing Threat of Fascism

    Dispatch No. 8: The Growing Threat of Fascism

    I asked a classroom full of high school students: How many of you grew up in a home where your parents read books? Two students raised their hands. Two. Each one answered that "my mom reads." I asked again: "Anyone here grow up in a[..]
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  • About that Pilot

    About that Pilot

      The Associated Press put out this story about the family of Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who murdered 149 people with an airplane last week. It was an article stating that the Lutheran pastor and their church community was standing with the Lubitz family during[..]
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  • The Power of Language

    The Power of Language

    There is this open-door policy at The Art Factory. Well, not so much of an open door as it is just an overall hospitality thing. Mary Beth Holladay has the gift of hospitality. She's a terrific hostess, always serving others and creating spaces of beauty[..]
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  • Faith-Colored Glasses

    Faith-Colored Glasses

    We were invited to attend a concert in the village up the road a'piece. Every artist needs a promoter who believes in their work and direct others to it Claire is her mother's biggest fan. "She wrote a song for me," Claire says. "Middle child."[..]
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