Monthly Archives: February 2008

pay or play

When Hillary wants to best Barack, she accuses him of “rock star” status and silver-tongued rhetoric. When Barack addressed 10,000 members of the United Church of Christ, however, the IRS was not star struck. The IRS issued a challenge this … Continue reading

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for Larry and Micah

My son complained again this weekend that he had no shirts to wear. Since I have bought no fewer than 12 shirts in the past three months, my patience was a bit thin. The problem is not that I have … Continue reading

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a boy named sue

As an abysmally shy person I venture into community gatherings with no small amount of trepidation. Comfortable in the cocoon of our church community, I’ve been somewhat sheltered from the perceptions of the wider world and often surprised by the … Continue reading

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in memory of Cookie Thornton

Last night the world witnessed a tragedy unfold in our neighbourhood. Six people are dead. And the reasons are as illusive as they are obvious. An important clue to the violence that racked our community last night was offered by … Continue reading

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drinking the obama kool-aid

On the morning after, I have only one correction to the Super Tuesday pundits: Obama is anything but the ‘anybody but’ candidate. As the pundits occupied prime time on Super Tuesday, I found myself thoroughly enjoying their banter. This is … Continue reading

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