Monthly Archives: March 2014

Racism and Sin

Am I a racist?  No.  I’m not. There.  That takes care of the substance of the matter.  I have blasphemed in public and I will be chastened by a lot of people whose social and political views are very like … Continue reading

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Mother Nature holds all the cards

I want to think out loud for a little while today about the Oso landslide in Washington.  When I heard the news on Monday morning, my first thought was that they are now naming the landslides the way they name … Continue reading

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Giving up haggis for Lent

I’d like to think about “giving up X for Lent” today.  I am honestly respectful of the notion that additional resources ought to be devoted to experiencing Lent—the dark season of the church—fully.  I am pretty open-minded about just how … Continue reading

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Being nice to Siri

Siri, would you set an alarm for 3:30 please? Siri, set an alarm for 3:30. Damn it, Siri, I told you to set an alarm for 3:30 As you know, “Siri” is a “personal voice search assistant.”  She (Siri has … Continue reading

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Permanent Love

I grew up hearing my mother tell a causal attribution joke.  That isn’t what she called it, but that’s what it is and that’s why I telling you about it.  As she was growing up, both “bums” and “limburger cheese” … Continue reading

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The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech won the Oscar for best picture in 2013.  I’m not surprised anymore.  Several weeks ago, I got a DVD with a full commentary track and I have been living inside this story ever since then.  The intricate … Continue reading

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Sex, Coffee, and the Law

I’m not kidding about the Law, but it isn’t the law you were thinking of.  “In a short, sheer, baby-doll negligee and coordinated pink panties, Candice Law is dressed to work at a drive-through espresso stand in Tukwila, and she … Continue reading

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