Tag: Texas

  • The Enemy of Faith

    The Enemy of Faith

    You quote C.S. Lewis here, she said, flipping through my latest book. Yes, I replied. I used to read him a lot. I liked his Grief Observed book. Yes. Have you read A Severe Mercy by Vanauken? Ohmygosh. I can't believe you read that book![..]
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  • Ban the Bible

    Ban the Bible

    [caption id="attachment_7025" align="aligncenter" width="940"] He who controls what you read controls what you think...of if you think at all.[/caption]   The first book I can recall Mama ever reading to us was the Bible. Brother John and I would sit at the dining room table,[..]
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  • 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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  • How to be a Racist

    How to be a Racist

    It's exhausting living in a country divided. When I was a child growing up in the red dirt of Lester Maddox and George Wallace's racism, I just thought adults like them were crazy hateful people. I considered them as the flag-bearers of all that hatefulness.[..]
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  • Blood Betrayal

    Blood Betrayal

    The first hint Myrlie had that her boy Dane was up to no good happened on Wednesday night. She’d come into the kitchen through the back door and seen Dane sitting at the dinette table fingering his way through a wad of dollar bills. He[..]
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  • Joseph Galloway: His Weapon Was His Pen

    Joseph Galloway: His Weapon Was His Pen

    I grew up in a household full of frightened women waiting on that telegram in World War II - Joseph Galloway.  On the day Joe Galloway died, I bought a wind-chime and hung it outside my office window. It had to be a certain kind[..]
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  • Wayward Girls

    Wayward Girls

      The thing I love most about writing is the thing I love most about being a reader: Being transported to another time and place, meeting new people and becoming engaged in their world. A movie might do that for an hour or two, but[..]
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  • That Last Time

    That Last Time

    I've been sitting on the porch listening to 60s hits to drown out the sound of the neighbors barking orders at each other as they build a fence. Two weeks ago, they cut down all the east facing trees that lined their driveway, sending the[..]
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  • The Faith of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    The Faith of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

      Hemingway took me out for a walk this morning. The sun was up and while not really warm, it was at least bright. We walked the Dry Canyon, a walk that we don't often do because it's usually crowded. But we took the southernmost[..]
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