Category Archives: Faith, Family, and Culture

A “Grand” Father’s Day Reflection

A classmate named Allen was my best friend in the early days of high school, so when we had an early dismissal from class one day, it seemed like the ideal time to invite him to come with me to … Continue reading

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Out of Strength, Made Weak

Strength is universally appealing. In my mid-teens, a magazine filled with pictures of muscular guys posing on beaches surrounded by beautiful girls caught my attention and led to one of my first major purchases, a set of barbells. I committed … Continue reading

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Weaponizing the Dictionary

Introduction: A Word about the Context ~ As you read this, the Gallagher compound is officially (well, almost) on the road to our new home in Tennessee. The article that follows is a slightly edited piece that we published a couple … Continue reading

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A Legal System Worth Celebrating

Just when it looked like we would never see another newscast that didn’t focus on some aspect of the Coronavirus pandemic, the death of a man while in police custody has, at least temporarily, taken over. As a video of … Continue reading

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A Living Memorial ~ Or Just Another Pile of Rocks?

No hot summer day, not even Virginia’s notorious ‘dog days’ of August, was ever able to coerce my grandpa into wearing a short-sleeved shirt. Long-sleeved shirts were a trademark of his, as was his ever-present hat and that little half-smile … Continue reading

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Guest Blog ~ “Distancing Ourselves from God” by J.D. Wininger

A Personal Note of Introduction ~ Many of you are aware that we’ve been wrapped up lately in preparation for our anticipated move to Tennessee. The past couple of weeks have involved a lot of time on the road and demanded … Continue reading

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