Monthly Archives: November 2015

Christmas Appetites

Christmas is a season of appetites, and some of them consume us. So an invitation to a real, thoughtful, fast is exactly what we need. Continue reading

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Who’s In Charge Here?

Looking at the news can leave us worried that no one has their hand on the wheel. I know it feels that way, but it’s not true. Continue reading

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Beating People into Heaven (with a club)

When fighting for change we want to reach for a club and win now. History suggests we’re better off to work steadily, gently and relentlessly instead. Continue reading

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My Lines Have Fallen in Pleasant Places

In the face of our inhumanity we assert that our lives encloses a pleasant place. Is this Panglossian Pollyanna-ism? I think not. Continue reading

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Cheese Eating Surrender I Don’t Think So

I take Remembrance Day seriously and read too many history books. The “surrender monkey” meme is so Wrong we’re going to have to invent a new category of Wrong and put it there. Continue reading

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Inversive Justice

In which I explain a test for justice that revolves around the question “would I consider this punishment fair if it were done to me?” Continue reading

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