The child of Kwanzaa has grown up and left home to find its way in the world. How long will it take for Disney to create a storyline about a Wise Community Leader visiting children on a chariot pulled by impalas to encourage them to be good? For most people, it does not make any difference whether it is Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Longhu6.
Archive for 2010
Tagged As: Christianity, Christmas, Myth, Mythology, NPR, Scott Simon, Weekend Edition | Categories: Christianity | Leave a Comment
On Weekend Edition Saturday on December 11, 2010, there was a story about views about the Nativity of Jesus Christ on opposite sides of the Lincoln Tunnel. Atheists, on the New Jersey side, said “You know it’s a myth.” Roman Catholics, on the New York side, said “You know it’s real.” To both sides, I have an answer for you.
Tagged As: DADT, Gay Rights, Goldwater, McCain | Categories: Civil Rights | Leave a Comment
Senator John McCain thinks that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” needs more study. Maybe Senator McCain needs to read the reports that the late Senator Goldwater had read. And, listen to Senator Goldwater.
Tagged As: Hope, Love, Prayer | Categories: Death | 1 Comment
A simple, concrete trust of youth leaves many questions unanswered in our Christian faith. There are questions that we need to answer for ourselves. Yet, there are times we return.
Tagged As: Family, Liebesträume, Lizt, Music | Categories: Death | 1 Comment
I still cannot listen to Liebesträume. When taking piano lessons when growing up, one of the instruction books I contained a simplified version of Liebesträume No. 3 by Franz Lizt. My mother loved listening to me play it. Over and over. Again and agin. I became sick of it. Now that my mom is only receiving comfort care in the hospital, I know what would make her the happiest.
Tagged As: Anonymous 4, Music, The Morning Trumpet, Worship | Categories: Death | Leave a Comment
It seems to me that a large part of worship during the 1700s and 1800s was about escaping from the trials of today to an existence I would consider somewhat boring over the long run. How rough and heavy life must have been to only want the next life to be spent on a cloud in endless idleness. Having leisure time in our lives today has changed the need for that personal longing. If life has changed that much, then why does “The Morning Trumpet” comfort me today?
Tagged As: Kit Bond | Categories: Politics | Leave a Comment
Morning Edition had a story on November 9, 2010, about Hon. Christopher Bond’s book “The Next Front: Southeast Asia and the Road to Global Peace with Islam.” The tone of this interview was very different from what I have been hearing from most Republicans for the last ten years or so. Bond was respectful. He based his statements on personal study and reliable research. He had good advice for President Obama. And, Bond’s comments were not given over to fear and anger. It was refreshing.
Tagged As: project management, Technical Writing, Xtranormal | Categories: Communications | Leave a Comment
Tom Johnson has a blog called I’d Rather Be Writing. He uses it as a way to update people on trends in technical communication. “I need your help with documentation” takes a humorous-yet-realistic look at a conversation between a project manager and a technical communicator. He uses Xtranormal Movies to look at things from each person’s side.
Tagged As: Episcopal Church, Gene Robinson | Categories: Christianity | Leave a Comment
The Rt. Rev. V. Eugene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire, announced his intention to retire in 2013. May he have stregnth to continue in this calling and into the next.
Tagged As: 2010 Election | Categories: Politics | Leave a Comment
Here are my recommendations for the candidates in the 2010 General Election in Washington State and Snohomish County.
Tagged As: Communication, Glenn Beck, John Birch Society, Nazi, reactionary, Tea Party | Categories: Politics | Leave a Comment
How do you communicate with someone when you lack a common basis of understanding? This is not a rhetorical question.
Tagged As: Gay Rights, Matthew Snyder, Mychal Judge, NPR | Categories: Civil Rights | Leave a Comment
Why would someone compare calling someone a slut at a funeral to be the same as calling someone a fag? One is based on behavior. The other is what the person is.