Tag Archives: current-events

Monday Musings: Oops! I did it again!

If the title of this piece has you humming a Britney Spears song for the rest of the day, good! I wish I’d had it running through my head the other day when I did something I promised myself I … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Nice Butt Bubba

Well, I guess I should have expected it. In some ways, it began with the attack on Boomers. It wasn’t an all-out assault, but it was an attack. Posts began appearing on social media with titles such as “50 Things … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: You Talking to Me?

Last week I shared the beginning of a lifelong saga involving my identity. No, I was not confused about who or what I was. I was me, and I was happy with myself. At least I was as happy as … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Think First!

Memes, wonderful memes, how we love them! Okay! Maybe we don’t love them all the time, but they can be amusing, informative, and highly questionable at the same time. You gotta love that, right?1 Take the one below, for example. … Continue reading

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Speaking of Prognostication*

Not long after the election of 2016, I wrote Tweet This. It was a long-winded rant about the new president’s penchant for fighting back when attacked politically. That has often been a terrible strategy for someone in public office.1 They … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Artificially Speaking

Recently, Artificial Intelligence has been a huge topic of conversation in some circles. This appears to result from the awakening sense of wonder, awe, and dread concerning the fantastic advances in Information Technology. Yes, just a few decades ago, the … Continue reading

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Production Values and Worship

One of my favorite churches to visit as a young man was a small Church of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas. It was a traditional Church of Christ for the day, with no paid staff, musicians, falderol, or gimmicks. Church … Continue reading

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The Newest Pejorative: Community?

If you do not pay attention to the click-bait and so-called news links on your browser’s home page, you may find yourself out of the loop on so many things you might as well become a monk. Take my experience … Continue reading

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Speaking of Drivel

As I write this, I am waiting for the AI monitor to flag the word drivel. It flags so many words I use that I wonder if I’m losing my touch when it doesn’t. It will call me out one … Continue reading

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Groupthink and Social Media

There was a time when the term groupthink brought something like the image below to mind. Everyone went along to survive. Sadly, that image is as antiquated as the floppy disk operating system. Today, groupthink might be more appropriately associated … Continue reading

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