Category Archives: General

on power and sex

Accusations against the former Attorney General of New York, Eric Schneiderman, concerning sexual abuse┬áhave exploded in the news. There are too many angles to contemplate them all. Feminism and #MeToo litigation, male feminist allies and their sincerity, the consequences of … Continue reading

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on Starbucks

No one can accuse Starbucks of putting profit over principle, even if the principle is dubious. Shutting down all their stores for a day will be noticeable financially. But to what end? Long-term branding is more likely to be the … Continue reading

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on non-violence

As a rule I’m uncomfortable with the apparent level of comfort many in our nation have with interpersonal violence. That said, I’ve never been persuaded by those among my religious tribe who have aimed to make a case for non-violence … Continue reading

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One of Chesterton’s best

You should read the whole thing: About the Telephone_ I READ a chance phrase in a daily paper the other day; indeed, I had read it in a great many other daily papers on a great many other days. But … Continue reading

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on the changing of seasons (literally)

By the way, it’s April 6, the wind is out of the north, the air temperature is 25 degrees Fahrenheit, with a wind chill of about 18. It’s time for the change of season to feel like the change of … Continue reading

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on the changing of seasons

I’ve been on the faculty at Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska, since 2006. It’s been a great 12 years. Unfortunately, this is the final year of academic operations. Financial issues preclude continuing. I’ve been reflecting a lot on these events. … Continue reading

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on privilege

Last night after a senior vocal recital, after chatting for awhile with some colleagues I walked to the front of the auditorium to greet the student and wish her well, which she gratefully received. As I turned to go it … Continue reading

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on riding season

We had a nice stretch of weather a few weeks ago, and I managed to get a few bicycle rides in, about 50 miles total over the week. It was a good warm-up, though it also was a pretty good … Continue reading

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on stewarding creation

I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to the role of humans on earth than cleaning up their backyards, although there is something to that phrase, “clean up your own backyard.” Anyway, there’s nothing like Spring winds and a healthy … Continue reading

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update on fitness journey

Every long journey starts with a single step, so the saying goes, but the rest of the image has to be the thousands of small steps, one after the other, following that first one. Those are just as necessary, and … Continue reading

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