Sticks and Stones

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It Doesn’t Take a Saint

by Kung Fu Zu • Sometimes saints wear bowling shoes

It Doesn’t Take a Saint It Doesn’t Take a Saint

Can You Hear It?

thethepeople2by Glenn Fairman   12/30/16
2016 will go down in history as the time when the West’s inexorable march towards oblivion halted in its tracks.  It was the year that the tyrant’s mask slipped and showed the world that its Global City was really a poisoned ant hill. It was a year when the glory of the hive was stripped bare. More » • (924 views)

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Reaching For the Light

wintersolsticeby Anniel12/28/16
Autumn Equinox overtook us in September before we knew it. We lost light rather quickly in our journey about the sun, then, finally, we could make out stars again, and the moon’s waxing and waning became more visible. More » • (1338 views)

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Parting Shots at 2016

2016by Brad Nelson12/27/16
Thomas Sowell is retiring. Here is his Farewell Note in which he writes: More » • (553 views)

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That Wonderful Tree

charliebrowntreeby Glenn Fairman   12/23/16
Christmas, if not a time for utter extravagance, is at least a season for pulling out some of the stops. This year is the first that my daughter and her husband will spend in their new home, and what better way to highlight that vaulted ceiling than with a glorious fir tree? More » • (636 views)

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Conservatives Like “Merry Christmas”; Liberals Like “Happy Holidays”

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke12/22/16
Ah, liberals. They really are a breed apart (mostly from sanity). And a timely example of how we’re a divided nation concerns the conservative/liberal dispute over how to greet people at Christmastime. More » • (537 views)

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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 » • (3564 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 » • (634 views)

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The ‘Greatest Film of All Time’ Explained

vertigo2by Jon N. Hall12/20/16
The first movie that I ever really “studied” was Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal 1958 masterpiece Vertigo. It was the mid-1980s and I had just read a review of the film by James Loutzenhiser, a Kansas City psychiatrist who moonlighted as a movie critic. More » • (338 views)

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Book Review: The Great Good Thing

greatgoodthingby Rosalys12/19/16
I’ve been a fan of Andrew Klavan for about six or seven years. He is a writer of suspense/detective novels, several of which have been made into movies. I haven’t seen any of the movies, though I have read one book, Don’t Say a Word. More » • (358 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 » • (249 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 » • (786 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 » • (688 views)

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Balancing Act

FederalDebtby Jon N. Hall12/12/16
Convening the States, Cutting the Spending, Goosing the Economy  •  While driving down the Interstate on Nov. 17, I turned on my AM radio and tuned in to Glenn Beck. “The Beckmeister” was interviewing former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). More » • (476 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 » • (464 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 » • (1229 views)

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