Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Worst Standing Ovation

86-year-old Hall of Famer Vin Scully announced he intends to return for a 66th season broadcasting the Los Angeles Dodgers. Not old enough or wise enough to know better, Ray Rice, showed up this week for the Baltimore Ravens football … Continue reading

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Showing Doubt The Door

This morning, July 30, 2014, in meditating, reflecting and marinating upon the Gospel lesson for next Sunday, Matthew 14:13-21, I came upon this poem from Andrew King. If you will, before reading and reflecting upon this poem, look at the … Continue reading

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Whoever Said Life Is Fair?

Times when life moves quicker than sound. Not just fast. A blur. “What? July is pushing to August? What happened to June?” Other times when life’s pace is slower than a glacial flow…step. By step. By step. No pace. And … Continue reading

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The Sky Is Dark

A week ago there were 17 million people in the Netherlands. Some people have died. Some have been born. Today, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, there are at least more than a hundred less. Have just seen the CNN breaking news … Continue reading

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Piping A Pitch

This isn’t about cheating. This isn’t about a pitcher on a team—I was also a pitcher on that staff—who would scatter dirt over the pitcher’s mound, then pitch at least one foot short of the 60 feet six inches legal … Continue reading

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Ode To Roger Ebert

I need to see “Life Itself,” a documentary about the life of the more than noted film critic, Roger Ebert. Far aside from the plaudits it has received in early reviews, I want to see it because of an incident … Continue reading

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Church Accepts Sinful Money Part 2

It wasn’t a promise; it was a threat. “You don’t send that money back to sleazy Playboy, then you’re in for it. We will stop our pledge; we will not help with the Day Camp; we will resign our church … Continue reading

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