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

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 » • (521 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 » • (473 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 » • (301 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 » • (469 views)

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The Revelation of Political Images

tylertooby Anniel11/30/16
I have been thinking about all of the famous political images and slogans, both pro and con, I can remember, even some of those before my lifetime. I remembered “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too” which would take a lot of explaining to those who have lost all sense of history. More » • (479 views)

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Flunking Higher Education

libartseducationby Glenn Fairman   11/28/16
Peace Studies, Black Studies, Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, even Marijuana Studies. These “Sensitivity Degrees,” from 40K plus a year universities, are coming home to roost — as our youth begin taking their surly bite out of the “reality sandwich.” More » • (812 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 » • (673 views)

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A Thanksgiving Meditation

meditationby Glenn Fairman   11/24/16
It is perhaps one thing, on this Thanksgiving Day, to offer praises to God for His blessings when our circumstances are a net positive, or even tolerable. But how does one do it when they are not? More » • (1254 views)

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Gratitude and Grace

RockwellThanksgivingby Glenn Fairman   11/22/16
Originally broadcast in 2013  •  As another Thanksgiving has come full circle and we again come face to face with a bounty of foods set before us that in most ages would have been relegated to princes and rajahs, let us not forget that this day flows naturally from the wellspring of Gratitude and Grace More » • (1118 views)

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Questions, Questions, Questions

question-markby Anniel11/17/16
The election of Donald Trump and the resultant hysteria raise a lot of red flags for all citizens of the United States, Trump fans or not. More » • (977 views)

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The Affordable Care Act

devastationby Glenn Fairman   11/15/16
This legislation, more than any other, betrays both the Left’s hubris and its trademark cynical condescension towards Americans, so typical of elites. Indeed, progressive’s assume that since their ideology on the surface seems sympathetic to the plight of the poor More » • (336 views)

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Tale of a Thrice Broken Arm

broken-armby Anniel11/14/16
This is a true confession, a story of getting even. I’m not even sure I have ever been that sorry for what I did. We’ll see. More » • (289 views)

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A Strong Delusion

rapemelania2by Glenn Fairman   11/13/16
Because it is ideologically ill-disposed to understand the motives that inform human nature, socialism’s grasp of the human sciences is mortally flawed. Thus: politics, culture, history, and economics are viewed through a warped prism that distorts the full depth of reality. More » • (863 views)

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How in the World was Trump Elected?

cuttingstringsby Leigh Bravo11/12/16
A friend recently posted an article by the Wall Street Journal, on Facebook. The article was titled, ” ‘Deplorables’ Rise Up to Reshape America,” written by Gerald Seib. Intrigued, as I have always considered the Wall Street Journal to be a respected publication More » • (913 views)

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The Jerusalem Wall

barbariangate2by Glenn Fairman   11/11/16
As the voluntary institutions of civil society atrophy, to say nothing of the notion of a transcendent Deity with an objective moral code, the state expands to fill the vacuum, and with it, the power of the American Executive. More » • (288 views)

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