Commentary

Taking the Path of Least Intellectual Resistance, or The Forward Button is Not Necessarily Your Friend

So it seems that President Obama is going to skip Memorial Day this year to take a vacation in Chicago, and as a result, people are losing their freaking minds. Because, apparently, our troops can only be properly respected at Arlington Cemetery, and this would also make Barack Obama the first president in history to
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Alabama Politicians Say the Darndest Things

Politicians, like kids, say the goofiest things, but unlike kids, politicians should know better. Fortunately for us, however, they don’t, so here’s a gift for those of you not from Alabama. I know we all have kooky politicians, right? The walls are crawling with them, and yes, I know that you, wherever you’re from, have
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Who Can You Call When All Is Lost?

I was headed home today when I saw this sign, and I just had to stop and snap a picture. As you might imagine, a couple of  questions occurred to me. First, I wondered if this is the number God is supposed to call if he needs more info before deciding to come help us.
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Two recent news stories have reminded me me of the ways people often react in trying situations. One story is about the recent coal mining disaster in West Virginia, and the other tells of a young Florida girl who was found after going missing for a few days. What they share is a demonstration of
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I’ve reached the conclusion lately that I have a very real issue with delaying gratification. In fact, it’s more accurate to say that I’ve recently embraced the conclusion, since I’ve suspected it for a while. It’s sometimes said that “only” children are less likely to have developed the habit of putting off gratification, and I
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