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We Have Met The Enemy

Walt Kelly was the creator of a fabled comic strip named “Pogo.” Pogo was a possum who lived with his friends in Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp, and though his most famous cartoon appearance was printed during the Nixon Presidency, its truth is as clarion today as it was those decades ago. Pogo and his friend “Porky…
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True Religion

Forty years ago this month, Jim Henson launched “The Muppet Show” on primetime television. While it only lasted for five seasons, it remains an iconic memory for me and my generation. We all watched it – parents, children, and teens – in the era before YouTube, Reality TV, and streaming video. Remarkably, most everyone I…
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A Tree Of Liberty

“Jesus is Lord,” is one of those phrases that gets tossed around a fair amount, like “In God We Trust,” or “God Bless America.” With tremendous enthusiasm, it is warbled like a motto in our Christian prayers and worship, and it is printed on everything from t-shirts, coffee mugs, bumper-stickers, and refrigerator magnets. And most…
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“They Shall Mount Up With Wings Like…a Hummingbird?”

I have always been suspicious of the King’s English; King James that is. The churches of my formation years convinced me that Jesus did not speak in Aramaic or Hebrew, nor did he use the stray Greek word from time to time. Nope, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee as he taught the…
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“Keeping The Sabbath”

Sometimes I wish I had more of a poet’s touch, rather than pounding out these paragraphs of prose for all these years. The ability to say so much with so few words is a lacking discipline in our society (outside of a scarce group of especially creative people on Twitter), so the poets who can…
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