Slavery and Freedom

Freedom and slavery Blend into our lives like life in living tree trunks Encompassed, restricted, contained Bound in wood flesh Enslaved by mammal inadequacy Yet saturated by spring’s volition Growing sacred freedom In progressive rings … Continue reading

ER writes: "why is it taking so long for men to become "real" people? or for that matter, for people to become "real" people?

ER writes: “why is it taking so long for men to become “real” people? or for that matter, for people to become “real” people? Allen responds: Who are the “real people”? I have choir rehearsal later this afternoon. One of the … Continue reading

Who Lost American Jobs?

The flood of election year distortion eventually recedes. When your mind’s made up, and you’re ready to tolerate any distortion as long as your side wins, recall Noah. Strive for truth and righteousness. Resist partisan oversimplification. Shun divisive distortion. Remember that the healthiest patriotism is grounded in facts, not partisan politics.

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Redux Save Our Orphanage

In the 1980 musical comedy film classic “The Blues Brothers,” “Joliet” Jake and Elwood Blues are on a “mission from God” to save a Catholic orphanage. A woman stands in their way and threatens to destroy them. She says: “You … Continue reading