More Lamentations of Greatness

The following text is one of my favorites because it speaks directly on how we as individuals and as a nation might live fully into our humanity.  It comes from Matthew chapter 25 verses 31 through 46 in the New Revised Standard Version which I copied from http://www.biblegateway.com.  Take a minute and read these words … Continue reading More Lamentations of Greatness

Decline and Fall – It’s not as bad as it sounds…

Welcome to the last chapter of the Decline and Fall of the American Empire.  In a sense, we have been moving toward this and it is realized with the election of the 45th President.  We now move toward irrelevance in the world in a weird, cruel, and embarrassing denouement.  I know it sounds strange, but … Continue reading Decline and Fall – It’s not as bad as it sounds…

Independence Day?

Independence Day? “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” Thomas Jefferson - 1776 Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land … Continue reading Independence Day?

All Politics is Local

“All politics is local.” This is a phrase that is often attributed to Tip O’Neill and bears reflection especially during this time of life in what will become Trumpland come January.  In my last post I reflected on how the Democratic Party had left its progressive roots to become a softer version of Republican conservatism … Continue reading All Politics is Local