Last weekend, my niece had her Sweet Sixteen family birthday party. I was looking forward to celebrating with her, of course, but secretly equally excited to talk with Cole and Sienna before the election. I had a theory. The national annual deficit and growing accumulated debt aren’t much of an issue this election, despite their […]
Archives for October 2016
Is the Parable of the Talents Wedding Appropriate?
Many years ago when Nora and I were engaged to be married, we hardly ever argued. When she spoke, bluebirds sang. When she walked by, roses floated under my nose. When she kissed me, my toes tingled. That’s the way I remember it anyway. Let’s call it the pre-honeymoon honeymoon period. Then we started to […]
The Day $10 Dropped Out of My Junk Mail
A number of years back, I opened a junk mail letter and a $10 bill fell out. When does that ever happen? “Nora,” I called out, “we’re rich!” To that point, the day was unremarkable. A slate sky. A slug workday. At home, a mountain of junk mail by the door. When was the last […]
Can a Christian Vote for Trump or Clinton?
I’m not a political person, but I seem to attract them. Maybe like how a porch light attracts moths. Nahh, moths are too gentle. More like how honey attracts bears. Grumpy bears that haven’t eaten for weeks. My cousin Cole is a super Trumpkin. He likes that Donald Trump is a non-traditional candidate that isn’t […]
Spending Money Like an Exotic Dancer
You’d think my wife, Nora, is an exotic dancer. She comes home from work with thick stacks of bills – 1s, 5s, and 10s. But she doesn’t come home at 2am exhausted from a night of dancing, but rather at 4pm, also exhausted, but from a drama-filled day of working with teens. She works in […]