My Sting-ray Christmas

Stingrayby Glenn Fairman   12/22/16
A Holiday Reprise  •  A scant lifetime ago, before the world had yet lost its luster, I was a young boy from a large family growing up happily in the East San Gabriel Valley region of Southern California. My memories begin to solidify in the early 1960’s with the era of Beatlemania and the striking down of a young President. More » • (4312 views)

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Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Holidays!

godblessuseveryoneby Leigh Bravo12/21/16
There! I said it and I mean it! I wish everyone a happy experience this Holiday season regardless of your beliefs. The United States is a place that celebrates the freedom of each individual to practice his or her own religious beliefs. More » • (1623 views)

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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!

armoredangelby Deana Chadwell12/19/16
Christmas marks the time when angels sang close enough to the earth that humans could hear them. Shepherds out on the hills outside Jerusalem watching over the flocks of sacrificial lambs must have been terrified at the sight of hundreds of glowing beings streaming at them from out of the cold, black sky. More » • (582 views)

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What is Truth?

ministry-of-truthby Glenn Fairman   12/15/16
Truth has always been accompanied by a doubled-mindedness. It is something that people claim to want, but few can bear. Socrates searched for it. Jesus bore witness to it, and Pilate answered, albeit rhetorically, “What is truth.” Truth is seeing things as they really are and ascribing to them their appropriate valuations. More » • (1558 views)

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Faux News and the Value of Truth

fauxnewsby Deana Chadwell12/13/16
Gold supplies have always been small enough to keep gold valuable. The same is true of Cuban cigars, Russian caviar, and hand-built Italian sports cars. And now we find that the truth – about both particulars and universals More » • (1081 views)

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Twenty Things I Want My Kids to Know

twentyby Stuart Whitman12/12/16
Now that it’s official, it’s time I finish this up and pass it along.  The official part being Will’s acceptance to school. For each of you this has meant a unique opportunity to step out into the world. A beginning. More » • (825 views)

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Job in the Dock

bookofjobby Glenn Fairman   12/11/16
To every life comes a time of sackcloth and ashes, for who has fully escaped those catastrophes that send their torments into our deepest chambers of being? And when life’s walking-wounded level their white hot accusations against the Living God for His silent dereliction of duty More » • (2486 views)

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Have No Fear

olddeskby Anniel12/9/16
Yesterday our grandson Gavin, who is now 10, came over with his dad. He was reading to me from a new book. I complimented him on his improved reading skills and he said, “Yes, but I still have trouble with the words that have lots of cylinders.” More » • (963 views)

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Last Year’s Man

cohenfinalby Glenn Fairman   12/3/16
The Bible tells us in the Gospel of Matthew about a merchant, who having found a pearl of great price, sold all that he had to buy it.  As a seventeen-year boy coming of age in the mid-1970s, I was that merchant, and the late poet-songwriter Leonard Cohen was my treasure. More » • (758 views)

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Nakedness and Necessity

nakedness1by Glenn Fairman   12/2/16
Until we stand naked before the Living God, we shall not have assumed the proper perspective for building the foundations of an everlasting relationship. It ultimately comes down to a question of how vividly and honestly we perceive our need in Him. More » • (529 views)

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Fortune Favors the Prepared Mind

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu11/30/16
After returning to America, my family and I were for years devoted viewers of the game show, “Wheel of Fortune.” Almost every week day evening at 5:00 you would find us sitting in front of our TV listening to Pat Sejak ad lib and watch Vanna White touch blank rectangles More » • (871 views)

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Tyrants at Room Temperature

deadcastroby Glenn Fairman   11/26/16
Want to know the difference between a degenerate capitalist system and a degenerate socialist system? One fights tooth and claw over marked down Big Screens while the other commits fratricide over the staples that sustain human life. More » • (1051 views)

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