Category: Reflections

Munner and Granddad’s House

I was pretty sure my life would come to an end that day. I was at Munner and Granddad’s house. You need to know something about that place for any of this to make any sense though. Munner and Granddad’s is a magnificent split-level home in a quiet and beautifully forested neighborhood in Dallas. It’s…

A “Baptist” Terrorist?

I would recommend never, ever, ever, EVER listening to Robert Jeffress, the lead politician at First Baptist Church in Dallas, but if you must, listen to this. It illustrates perfectly the circuitous logic of extremist religion in America. Note a few things: He begins by pointing out that Islam (not just radical Islam) is an…

A Delusional State

What would you do if you had a friend who was imagining things? I don’t know if I’m talking about hallucinations or daydreams or delusions. I don’t really know the difference. I just mean that they believe so ardently that a thing exists that they shape their lives around it, but it simply isn’t there….

What We’re Not Talking About

How is she? I’m not sure we really care. I know I don’t. Well, I do, but it takes effort and that’s the root of the evil of this story. There’s a lot of conversation going on about a situation surrounding the Baylor University Football program. A player, Sam Ukwuachu, transferred from the Boise State…