P.T. Barnum

It’s as if P.T. Barnum had run for president years ago. Everyone knew P.T. Barnum and knew what kind of a man he was and knew how he operated, but a segment of society...

Just a regular guy

I went to Covenant Baptist Church on a recent Sunday morning. I stop in now and then. Their pastor just left for another church, so Covenant will have a series of guest preachers over the next...

After 56 times around Sol

I have completed 56 trips around the Sun. I am a middle-aged man. There is no hiding that now. In my 40s I could pretend. But the number 56 and my hairline shout the...

My mother is a liar

I have to say this even if it takes away from the quality of the piece. And it does. But this is not about my actual mother. I can’t post it without saying that....

Three sisters fly

The three sisters are four years apart in age. So we stretched out the parenting thing over quite a few years. Reiley arrived on January 27th of 1989. I remember when the last person...

Vision and Isolation

I want to tell you about my visit to the Orthodox Church on Saturday night before Easter. But I'm worried about how this might be received. So here are some things I want you to know and...

Anima

Remember that day years ago when you asked me that thing you asked? And I said that thing I said that hurt you? Sometimes I think about that day. Okay, a lot I think...

The sweetest and heaviest burden of them all

My dearest, sweet A----. I have been absent from your life now for quite some time. I even wonder just how much of me you remember and do not expect it would be all...

Negev Manifesto

Author's Note: I've had this sitting around for a few years. After I wrote it (and for reasons I no longer remember), I decided to turn it into a piece of fiction, which I...

Macro Soteriology

Originally written in 2013 but never published. I got an email from a guy named Bob recently. We went back and forth a bit over a couple of days, but basically he was asking if I...