Connecting the Dots

My grandfather had a wonderful, old, southern expression, “You could have knocked me over with a feather.” Richly descriptive, he used that twist of phrase to describe those moments when he was flabbergasted by the incredulous. I have to admit that, as I get to an age when I feel as though I should be able to say, “I’ve seen… Continue reading

Good Riddance

When the way you have chosen to live your life is based in hatred, selfishness, arrogance, and deliberate insensitivity to people who are suffering, the way Fred Phelps life was, the world would have been a better place without you. (The unrepentant war criminals of the George W. Bush administration belong on that list too!) Tonight, without Phelps, the world… Continue reading

McDonald’s Southern Style Chicken Sandwich

Everyone remembers all of the brouhaha over Dan Cathy’s (Chick-fil-a‘s president) insensitivity to the gay community. (I posted about it here and here.) The restaurant chain has very few stores here (90) in California compared to Georgia (200+). And, keep in mind that more people live in LA county alone than live in the whole state of Georgia. McDonald’s sells… Continue reading

Great Quotation; Great Sign

I came across this quotation and jotted it down for later but didn’t document the source. My apologies. 🙁 But it’s too good not to share. It’s good because it helps define a serious issue. Why, in order to love God, must we now hate people?” Only in extremism… And then we have this little poignant bumper sticker:… Continue reading

Heart Warming

Yesterday I listened to a presenter at Emory who reminded me of something I read years ago when he said it, “The opposite of love isn’t hate. It’s fear.” We live in such fearful times. And I don’t think all fear is unhealthy at all. But this free hugs movement, started by Juan Mann a few years back, points us… Continue reading