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  • life

    What Is Wrong with Work?

    If you have been paying attention to the past few Democratic presidential primary debates or have had your ears open over the past five or so years, then you have most likely heard a politician or an activist decry the fact that rich people are making their money off of the backs of others.

  • faith, life

    As Long As They Aren’t Hurting Anyone

    Sin. I hardly doubt that word gets thrown around enough. It seems we have removed it from our vocabulary. Somehow we’ve managed to meander our way into deflecting the idea of sin and have accepted only two options: wrong and criminal.

  • faith

    He Who Is Without Sin…

    Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery.

  • education, The Sons of History

    The Sons of History: A Year In

    If you look at the date of my last article before this one, you’ll notice that it has been a while since I’ve written anything. A thousand apologies. Let us start anew, shall we?

  • life, politics

    Please, Don’t Give Up on Conversation

    This is a letter to the Left and the Right. We aren’t as dumb, obnoxious, ignorant, mean-spirited, and absolutely mindless as you think. The reason I address the Left and the Right is because both think the same of each other.

  • faith, life

    Monzy: A Family Icon

    Monzy. There are names that are iconic. For my family, the name “Monzy” is an icon. Monzy was my grandmother. For 36 years, nine months, and 12 days, she was my Monzy.

  • life, politics

    An Incidental Social Experiment on Social Policy

    I’ll be the first to admit that social media is no place to have a really good political discussion, but jeez Louise, that’s where everyone is and that’s where everyone is talking.

  • life

    A Great Day for Jack Johnson and Boxing

    One hundred and five years after his conviction, Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion of the world, finally received his pardon on May 24. President Donald Trump signed the pardon for the larger-than-life character.

  • life

    The Somehow Forgotten Source of Gun Violence

    America seems to constantly be on the entrance or exit of a repeated conversation about guns and violence, which proves we are experiencing far too many mass shootings.