A Little Perspective

A Little Perspective

I take it that everyone has heard about the young man, Jared Loughner, who attempted to kill congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona on January 8, 2011. In the process he shot to death six other people, including a judge and a 9 year old girl, and wounded many others. And while everyone’s attention is focused […]

It’s not Dave’s fault

It’s not Dave’s fault

“In roughly twenty-five years, Christian worship has gone from being serious to being casual—not because a case has been cogently or theologically argued that “casual” is more appropriate to a meeting with God, but because the culture itself has become casual, and the church has chosen not to resist the cultural inertia. David Letterman doesn’t […]

Tuskegee

Tuskegee

In P.G. Wodehouse’s The Code of the Woosters, Bertie uses the word “Eulalie” to turn his inflated and threatening opponent, Spode, into a concordious second. This special word was bestowed upon Bertie by his faithful valet, Jeeves, and had its power because it was the name associated with a secret that the now Earl of […]