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David Williams
Deeply aware of the crushing weight of mortality. Oddly content nonetheless. Go figure.
Deeply aware of the crushing weight of mortality. Oddly content nonetheless. Go figure.
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Laughing at the Stupid People
A memory resurfaced this morning, an old one, like a dream rising from the haze of my past.  It's so old I'm not even sure it wasn't a dream. It was decades ago, and I was a young man, as young as my own sons are now. It was the Fourth of July.  I was in Ut...

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Donald and Melania: An American Love Story for the Ages
February 14, 2017 Dear K- This is that book project I was telling you about, the one that just fell in my lap. So here's the pitch: No-one who sees them together can miss it.  Of all of the lovers in the history of human love, Donald and Melania are unique...

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Donald and Melania: An American Love Story for the Ages
February 14, 2017 Dear K- This is that book project I was telling you about, the one that just fell in my lap. So here's the pitch: No-one who sees them together can miss it.  Of all of the lovers in the history of human love, Donald and Melania are unique...

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Leaked Text of Bannon Executive Loyalty Order
The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release February 27, 2017 Executive Order:  RESTRUCTURING AND LOYALTY WITHIN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - RESTRUCTURING AND LOYALTY WITHIN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH      By the aut...

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A Theology of Walls
There are walls in the Bible. The first and most familiar?  The walls around Jericho.  Those walls served a particular purpose: safety and security.  And they stood, as the story goes, to keep out a foreign rabble, a mass of humanity fleeing slavery and opp...

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The Johnson Amendment and Religious Liberty
The video above is worth watching, particularly in our current context.  It was produced, distributed, and played in conservative evangelical churches all around the country on the Sunday before the election.  Mike Pence, governor and vice-presidential cand...

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When the Friends Fall Away
One of the clearest signs you are in an abusive relationship: your friends fall away. The one who seeks control does not want you to have any friends, no natural connections with anyone other than the relationships they control.  Oh, you can see their frien...

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The Champion of the Little Guy
November 17, 1947 I made a new frend today after school. His name is Scut, which is not Scott.  No one can call him Scott because he says so.  Hes so funy, which is why the teechers hate him, because he dosen't take nothin from nobody.  Hes like Dad, only b...

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A Familiar Character
I really don't get the appeal.  I mean, honestly.  Not even at all. Not because I'm a Democrat, because I don't self-identify that way these days.  I find that party faintly embarrassing a significant portion of the time.  Not because I'm a liberal, because...

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Your Worries and Your Strife
As I approached the public bathroom door, I could hear him singing inside.  It did not dissuade me. I'd been out for a long walk, through playing fields and along a creek, and as I walked, I'd been meditating on how little what we possess shapes our happine...
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