Monthly Archives: August 2019

Do the Right Thing

NOTE: This is an expansion and update of my previous essays on Jimmy Carter. August 28, 2019 – Jimmy Carter, now in his 94th year, has been out of office longer than any millennial has been alive. That makes him extraneous … Continue reading

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#SaveTheChildren

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Because Jesus

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#25thAmendmentNow

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Blink Not

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Meet the Racist Boogey Man

“No human race is superior. No religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.” – Eliezer Wiesel. An ugly thread twists like a venomous snake through our lives: Mass murder by a white man in … Continue reading

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God Knows Where You Are

If it hadn’t been for Sid Caesar, I wouldn’t know that Joseph’s reunion with his brothers is one of the funniest schticks in the bible. “And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh … Continue reading

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Dick Gregory: Lean, Mean Running Machine

August 7, 2019 – Dick Gregory died two years ago this month in a Washington, D.C. hospital. He was 84. The anniversary of his passing – especially at a time in our history when we sorely miss his prophetic voice … Continue reading

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Big Fess and Little Davy

Davy Crockett was born 234 years ago on August 17, 1786. His birthday was the first historical date I committed to memory, thanks entirely to Walt Disney’s 1954 miniseries, Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier. The historical Crockett was … Continue reading

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