God is One

I read an article today in the St. Petersburg Times by Stephen Prothero, author of God is Not One. In his essay, Prothero refutes the growing popular notion that religions are essentially the same, an idea proposed by the likes of the Dalai Lama and one of my heroes, George Lucas. He makes the valid point about... Continue Reading →

A World without iPhones

I long for a world without Internet, without GPS enabled cell phones, without Google Earth, without connectedness. I long for a world where a man can become lost in places no one has ever been. I long for a world where the map isn't quite filled in, where there are still places where "Here Be Dragons." For many years,... Continue Reading →

Sexism and Warrior Women?

  Susan J. Douglas argues that despite the recent surge of powerful female characters in fiction---she talked about Xena, La Femme Nikita, Dark Angel, Alias, Charlie's Angels, and Lara Croft, that sexism still exists. Her premise is that:  a) These women are tough and can take care of themselves but  b) They're still seen as sex objects and their primary... Continue Reading →

The Times They Are a Changin’

Dropped off my daughter at school today. It was an interesting experience, seeing all those eager faces with their SpongBob and Star Wars and Hello Kitty lunch boxes. It got me to thinking of my school days and how different things are now. At the risk of sounding like an old coot, let me quote... Continue Reading →

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