Tag Archives: Church and State

Arriving at the Impossible

Tweety Bird is at it again. That would be Chris Matthews – the cable news guy of boundless and unfocused enthusiasm, or outrage, at any given moment. The man knows politics – he was a speechwriter for Jimmy Carter and … Continue reading

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The Battle to Return to the Thirteenth Century Begins

Yes, there’s William F. Buckley’s famous definition of a conservative, as that one man standing athwart history and shouting NO! And of course Buckley considered that noble and right, if not heroic. But things change all the time, for better … Continue reading

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Life as a Pawn

Sometimes you go through life wide-eyed, not realizing that there are wheels within wheels – there’s always something strange going on in the background. But you don’t know it, or you don’t think about it much. And in fact, there … Continue reading

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Locating God

As any location manager out here in Hollywood will tell you, setting matters. And now and then you run into a location scout staring at an alley and taking a few pictures. You have to have to set the right … Continue reading

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Atheists in Burbank and a Cross in the Desert

Those out-of-town folks in the rental cars can drive you crazy, creeping along rather lost and nervously glancing about, looking for street signs that aren’t totally ambiguous or some sort of landmark, then suddenly darting across three lanes of oncoming … Continue reading

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