No Enemies to the Left

The world is a crazy place when the lyrics of “Golden Oldies” make more sense than the newspaper.

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Saturday Night in Greeley, CO

My wife and I went out for dinner a few nights ago. Dinner out, a familiar ritual transformed. One might imagine sitting down to burgers and beer in the ICU of a mediocre hospital. In earlier times I might have…

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Stuck in the Middle with You

Gerry Rafferty’s song – “Stuck in the Middle with You”, resonates in the Time of Coronavirus. “Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, Here I am stuck in the middle with you”. Is there another choice?

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Methodist Anschluss

Anschluss is history’s name for the abject surrender of Austria to the Nazi Reich. As the Nazi’s goosestepped into Vienna, Austria’s citizens watched helplessly at something that could have easily been stopped. Is this the fate of the Methodist Church?

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Trump & Suburban Women – Decision on Cemetery Ridge

It is said that “suburban women” will decide the 2020 Presidential election. Donald Trump & “suburban women” – proof indeed that irony is the gift that just keeps on giving!!

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California’s Burning – PG&E, Gill Ranch and Me

My heart goes out to the good men and women of PG&E delivering service to their customers. Like their customers, they have been betrayed. Some thoughts on their Generals.

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It’s Snowing on Thud Ridge

Thud Ridge, like Pickett’s Charge, evokes images of gallant failure. Today’s “Snowflakes” might well ponder the lessons to be learned, the wisdom to be gained.

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The Making of an Apostle

Peter knew Jesus for three years, but it was on the shores of Galilee that he really came to know Him.

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We Three Kings of Orient Are

Christmas is here. The sacred and the secular mix in a swirling stew. Everyone has an angle, don’t you know?

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In Search of Moonbeams and Unicorn Breath

It is getting increasingly difficult to separate reality from make believe. We have been seduced, not that we put up much of a fight. But the sweet nothings our lover whispers into our ear get increasingly hard to believe.

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