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I honestly have nothing other than just sadness once again that we have to peer into the abyss of the depraved violence that we do to each other and the nexus of a just gaping racial wound that will not heal, yet we pretend doesn’t exist. And I’m confident, though, that by acknowledging it, by staring into that and seeing… Continue reading

Well Happy-Doodle-Doo! Someone Is Finally Being Honest!

Al Mohler, Photo by James Thompson The leader of the Southern Baptist Convention, Albert Mohler, spoke the truth yesterday at the Southern Baptist Convention. His words should jar the religious conservatists to the bone! Look I really don’t fear- It’s really important that you and … every other pastor needs to say “I’m not going to perform a same-sex wedding,”… Continue reading

Bill & Sally’s 50th Anniversary

They are an amazing couple. Both are bright, kind, spiritual, ahead of their time, and just delightful. Today was the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary, and people came from all over the country. As you might suspect, Bill is exceptionally gregarious or, as they say, “has never met a stranger.” And trust me, he hasn’t. This afternoon, as they… Continue reading

Going Once, Going Twice, SOLD!

I’m all for capitalism. I’m all for people making a fair buck. But I am a huge supporter of socialism, too. How can this be? We, in the United States, owe our children a free education. That’s socialism. And I am all for it! In fact, I think providing every child with a free, quality education is one of the… Continue reading

I Once Knew a Bumble Bee

Years ago, back in the 1980’s, I lived down by the Chattahoochee River off Columns’ Drive. I had a large wooden board (a 2″ x 6″) I would pass every day going to the font door. This rail had a medium-sized hole in it, a bit larger than the size of a quarter, where once had been a knot in… Continue reading

Driving Experience: EVs vs Gas Powered Cars

The garages in Georgia are HUGE!! Everyone who knows me knows I love our electric cars (EVs)—love, love love! Yes, that whole driving for free on sunshine thing! But there is something else… I’ve primarily written about having EVs from an environmental and cost viewpoint. However, after renting gas powered cars on a couple of trips back in San Francisco… Continue reading

Toothpaste: Crest or Colgate?

I’ve used the same toothpaste brand for decades: Colgate. We really have very few choices: Crest (Procter and Gamble) or Colgate (Colgate-Palmolive). I guess you can dig around and find a few more obscure brands, but those guys, the big two, seem to dominate the market. When I was a child, my parents always bought Crest (which first went to… Continue reading

Friends Who Make Me Think

I love having friends who make me think—make me think new thoughts, thoughts I hadn’t considered before. Sharon is such a friend to me. I’ll come back to this in a moment. But first… I went to the dermatologist this week. A “thing” near my temple looks like it might be a basal cell carcinoma. They took a biopsy. Oh,… Continue reading

San Francisco Symphony, Elgar, Moussorgsky

This concert was not part of our season tickets; we purchased it extra. I simply had to hear both of these pieces. I haven’t heard the Elgar Cello Concerto in forever, and, as shocking as it may be, I don’t know if I’ve ever heard any live performance of the Ravel orchestral version of Moussorgsky‘s Pictures at an Exhibition. That… Continue reading