Monthly Archives: August 2010

What I Learned From Katrina

August 28, 2010 On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast of the United States.  Tomorrow is, of course, the fifth anniversary of that horrific compilation of human misery and degradation.  I was not there.  I lived … Continue reading

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All Over, but the Shout

August 21, 2010 When I was eight or nine, my dad would load the family into the big, Buick Roadmaster on hot summer evenings and take us to Lawrence Stadium, there in Wichita where I grew up, to watch the … Continue reading

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Pounding Square Pegs Into Round Holes

August 14, 2010 Have you ever watched a group of three-year-olds at one of those play tables that have all the differently shaped holes and pegs and the little wooden hammers?  The object of the game is to let children … Continue reading

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The Giving Pledge and the Face of God

August 7, 2010 This past week, forty of America’s 400 or so billionaires announced their pledge to give away at least half of their billions to philanthropic causes. http://givingpledge.org/ We doomers are generally pretty hard on the wealthy and, of … Continue reading

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