Maybe we should get out of the way ... and let the kids run things for a bit. Perhaps we'll learn something. Click On ... Listen Hallelujah -Kaylee Rodgers, Special Live
Connie and Billy A Christmastime Story This is the story of Connie and Billy. Don't be fooled by the names. Connie was a guy and that’s an important fact. Billy was a lady ... and that’s important, too. They spent decades together. That’s what matters most. They met in church ... on Christmas Eve. … Continue reading Connie and Billy ~ A Christmastime Story
I can’t think of a better time than this year to share a sad story with a happy ending.
I love happy endings, don’t you?
GUEST POST BY MIKE SACKETT God rest ye merry gentlemen America’s reborn A fervent hope, an answered prayer On starlit Christmas morn From sea to shining sea we stand By fields of yellow corn Oh tidings of comfort and joy Comfort and joy Oh tidings of comfort and joy God rest ye merry gentlemen Our … Continue reading God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Old Glory Still Survives
I wonder if you need shoes in Heaven. One of the most splendid teachers I never met is gone. Never once met her. Never heard her voice ... or studied her face. Can't tell you how tall she was ... or how she styled herself. But I will forever wonder what sort of shoes she wore. … Continue reading Good Shoes Take You Good Places
Paris is burning … and the Arc de Triomphe is all sooty. I should care, but I don’t. “A third weekend of nationwide protests … largely made up of working-class people angry about a planned increase in fuel taxes and their dwindling purchasing power …” I just can’t care about France … or Europe. Not … Continue reading Up in Smoke
Guest Post from Mike Sackett A Scuttle a’Coal Sophie, I done good tonight, the moon’s real full and the alley’s bright A scuttle a’ coal an’ I pinched some rye, it’s all fer you, I’ll start us a fire I see’s yer breath, it’s cold here inside, I got us a berth wit’ the morning … Continue reading A Scuttle a’Coal – Guest Post
I don’t know how we can like ourselves very much. Not in this moment. Everything’s so disordered and ill-tempered. And lots seem very okay with this ... all right with this bankruptcy of common sense. There’s this casualness in how we mistreat sacred stuff that's made us special. How we desecrate … and adulterate … indispensable … Continue reading Things Fall Apart
The Original Thanksgiving Proclamtion After the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day is our most observed national holiday. The tradition harks back to the colonists of Plymouth Plantation, Massachusetts, who, after their first harvest, held a celebratory feast in the fall of 1621—a three-day celebration in which local Native American chiefs and tribesmen participated. But the … Continue reading A Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer ~