Tag: 2017

  • Shout it out

    Shout what out? Allahu Akbar!? In the explosive tension of modern international reality, to hear that shout – if you’re on-the-street in any nation connected with western civilization – you’ll probably grab your companion(s) and run for cover, fearing imminent attack. The Arabic call – translated “God is Great” – often precedes a martyr’s act, […]

  • Just another Monday (after Easter)?

    April 17, 2017 Easter. What a week! Imagine a dozen men – in the prime years of their adult lives – who had set their schedules and strategies aside under the powerful influence of a charismatic carpenter. With no backing or fanfare, he had come across their path and invited them to join him in […]

  • Insiders only

    April 10, 2017 Insiders: most people write checks/slide plastic/flash Apple Pay as consumers. Self-focused spenders want to “get what they paid for;” that’s the highest level of evaluation for the money they release from their grip. Not you: you’ve graduated from the spending-only demographic, as you elevate more of your cash flow from spending to […]

  • The Gospel – yet everybody can’t be right

    April 3, 2017 You may have missed it. With your April Fools Day festivities underway, the breaking news – coming out of Salt Lake City – probably didn’t run across the bottom of the screen while South Carolina/Gonzaga or Oregon/UNC Chapel Hill were fighting to their respective finishes (RIP, South Carolina and Oregon). The semiannual […]

  • Crazy Is as Crazy Does

    January 2, 2017 Will 2017 be another crazy year? Albert Einstein is commonly given credit for the quip: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Whoever said it, it rings true: if you approach 2017 the way you just finished 2016, don’t expect any positive improvements. The Great Unwashed […]

  • Be Careful When You Pick a Fight

    November 11, 2016 Life happens; art remembers life. Man is unique among God’s creation. When people experience profound things, their memories are often complemented by creativity, to capture and retain the importance of the moment. Paintings, sculptures and statues, plays and performances, music: the varieties of expression allow the significant exceptions to the daily routine […]