Trust and hope

You’ve heard it before, but there are few guarantees in life. Given that fact, it’s easy to view trust and hope as idiotic things. Why should anyone trust anyone else or hope in things that may very well never come to pass? I once thought I had some good answers to those questions, but time […]

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Thoughts on life

When I’m down in the dumps, my mind often gravitates to larger existential questions: What am I doing? What’s the point to my life? What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? Deep stuff. So I find myself lying in bed typing on my phone pontificating about my existence. Relationships with the opposite sex […]

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Understanding “Star Wars”

If you know me even a little, you know I love “Star Wars.” Despite this pure love for all things that are amazing and good, I realize there are (somehow) people in the Western world who are still unfamiliar with the movies or (even more inexplicably) don’t care for them. Thus, what follows is my […]

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Loneliness (and being human)

*sigh* Well, I’m lonely again.  Those of us who have been single for any significant period of time can relate, as can a lot of us who are in or have been in challenging relationships. Loneliness is a kind of depression, or it’s at least closely connected.  There is a sense of hopelessness and despair […]

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Racism and Christianity

A Southern, white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant male in his mid-thirties writes about racism – a lot could go wrong here. Racism was never a topic I was interested in while growing up.  I didn’t hate anyone, so – WASP that I am – why would it have been? But a funny thing happens when one is […]

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The weight of guilt and shame

Living life with feelings of guilt or shame stinks. If you’ve lived any significant number of years, chances are you have some regrets.  You’ve probably made some choices and done some things you wish you could take back. I know I certainly have.  And it’s been really tough for me to make peace with myself.  […]

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