Tag: LGBTQ

  • The Problem with Faith

    The Problem with Faith

    We had not spoken in four years, not since Trump got elected. She, in fact, told me she took my phone number off her phone after three decades of friendship. We had been the closest of friends. We'd raised kids together, traveled together, shopped together,[..]
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  • Serendipity Along the Way

    Serendipity Along the Way

    It is the serendipity of the road that we enjoy the most. The unexpected encounter or stop. We left Buffalo early because we were eager to get to Vermont, one of the states we’ve never visited before. We had no plans to stop along the[..]
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  • We Are All Trans to God

    We Are All Trans to God

    I don't actually know her but I met her father a long time ago, back when she was his son. Nobody is born into the world hoping for a difficult life. No kid growing up ever wants to be shunned, disowned by their own family.[..]
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  • Amy Coney Barrett: A Role Model? Really?

    Amy Coney Barrett: A Role Model? Really?

    I make a point of never listening to anything Senator Marsha Blackburn says. It galls me that she represents Tennessee. Let's be clear here, she doesn't represent the Tennessee of Dolly Parton. Blackburn is actually from Mississippi, who was elected to her seat primarily as[..]
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  • The Ordinary Instant

    The Ordinary Instant

    To tell this story I have to take you back first to the summer of 1974. I was preparing to head to college in the North Georgia mountains. My family had already moved to the Pacific Northwest. I was living with Judge Rufe McCombs and[..]
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  • Rocketman Revisited

    Rocketman Revisited

      It was the talk of Columbus High: Who was going to see Elton John in concert? Elton was doing two concerts within a stone's throw of my hometown of Columbus, Ga., but in 1973 that might as well been Los Angeles for me. If[..]
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  • The Source of All Goodness

    The Source of All Goodness

    As I read the translation of the Hebrew prayer to that in English during last week's Shabbat services (the first I've ever attended), I was struck by a particular description of Creator God: The Source of all Goodness.  During my recent trip to West Virginia,[..]
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