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Monday, May 29, 2017

The Great Ignoble Apathy Among 21st Century People of Faith

  During a recent family visit, my 10-year-old nephew asked me what I thought about the current tenant of The White House. I responded, “I...

MIKE KEELER: Just A Song

Sadly, you've heard this one before. And you have Daniel Butterfield to thank. He was just a kid from Utica, New York, who attended Union...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: Care-free, Careful, Care-filled

There are three stages of life through which most of us go: care-free, careful, and care-filled.  This came to mind as I followed a...

LUCKY GARVIN: Unexpected Communion

On the Saturday before Mothers’ Day, I went to the Wildlife Center to see if I could round up some volunteers to staff the...

DICK BAYNTON: Tolerance As a One-Way Street

Your first financial transaction could have been when you were a six or seven year-old and one of your parents gave you a quarter...

H. BRUCE RINKER: Do You Believe In Gravity?

An oncology nurse at a nearby research center asked me on an unseasonably warm day in late winter if the spring-like weather might be...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: A Commonweal Congress

Let’s make an assumption:  The elected members of Congress have the common good as their first interest.  That’s what commonweal means.  And wouldn’t it...

MIKE KEELER: Dieciséis De Septiembre?

No No No No No! (Or as they say in Spanish, ¡NO!) You MIGHT be having a Crunch Wrap Supreme from Taco Bell for lunch today....

LUCKY GARVIN: The Bridge and The Blessing

I believe blessings can be very complex things. Taken in its simplest terms, a ‘blessing’ suggests a Heaven-sent benefit is bestowed on an individual....

MIKE KEELER: The Truly Magical Weed

"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered." - Emerson It's time we admit it: we cannot kill the Lion's Tooth....