Every life is precious

If we teach kids that people are made in God’s image, each a unique individual to be treated with care and respect, then we teach them to be gentle and loving and caring. If we teach kids that people are squishy targets and it’s fun to blow them away, then we teach them something else.Continue reading “Every life is precious”

The times they are ridiculous

It’s been eight years since I posted this on Facebook in April 2014. There’s an old Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.” I’m not sure about interesting, but I’m beginning to think we live in ridiculous times. I watch the social media go by, and I watch the politicians do their dance, andContinue reading “The times they are ridiculous”

Time goes by in a flash, except it doesn’t

Today is the 100th day of 2022. April 10, 2022. I remember when 2022 was the far-distant future. Heck, if I lived to 2022, I’d be closing in on my 70th birthday. Are you kidding me? Come on, I remember watching 2001: A Space Odyssey and thinking it was about the far-distant future. If youContinue reading “Time goes by in a flash, except it doesn’t”

Ironic ain’t it

He took a deep breath. “Here goes nothing,” he said. “You got that right,” she said. “What?” “How long have I known you?” she said. “You always say, ‘Here goes nothing,’ and that’s what comes out. Nothing ever comes of it.” “Now, that’s just mean,” he said. “Not intentionally,” she said. “All I’m saying isContinue reading “Ironic ain’t it”

After the climax

“What now?” After what had just happened, the question — a quiet explosion from somewhere in the back — seemed out of place. Wasn’t that enough? Did something else have to come next? But it was a good question. Everything was going to be different now, and the difference would be profound. What now? WhatContinue reading “After the climax”