Perhaps it was an ordinary Tuesday when David got up and walked around his roof and spied Bathsheba bathing. The worst of human nature takes over, according the the Second Book of Samuel, and as that nature took its course the sinfulness of man became manifest; he sent for her. Later Bathsheba announced she was … More The Old Testament Was A Tough Neighborhood
So what is this all about anyway? Is it that we are tasked with scurrying about on this planet to collect and amass the greatest collection of marvelous objects, or cash, or both? And then what? Is there some zenith of acquisition where one finds peace? Is it that the one who dies with the … More Swaddling Clothes
What a dork! Off to the Junior Prom in the mid-1970’s, he has his whole life ahead of him, believing everyone more or less lives by the same template; get an education, find a girl, marry, then settle down raise children. Repeat in the next generation. With this presumption on board I got to college, … More American Pie- Fair Comment
Five years ago while visiting family there, we happened to take exit 82 off the Garden State Parkway and find ourselves in Seaside Heights, a beach resort on New Jersey’s central coast. As it turned out, this was just weeks before Hurricane Sandy devastated the island. This summer I packed my digital recorder and we … More Hurricane Sandy and the Resilience of New Jersey
A reading from the book of Genesis, 11:1-9 The whole world spoke the same language, using the same words. They said to one another, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the sky, and so make a name for ourselves; otherwise we shall be scattered all over the … More Why There Are Lawyers
Sun’s up, delegate votes are in Wondering what kind of sin Has given us this candidate Man we are in bad shape Abraham can you see What has become of your party And what it means to the country Why are we so angry?…….. And I’m Wonderin’ where the Lincolns are.. Wonderin’ where … More I’m Wonderin’ Where the Lincolns Are?
All the heroes have fallen; Lance Armstrong, Bill Cosby, David Petraeus , and Atticus Finch all disappoint. Some even say that Walt Disney actually hated children. The parade of shame inspired me to look around for a legend of the heroes that may remain, better people that may have lived a long, long time ago, a time when people behaved better, and had … More Return of the Jedidiah Knights