Category Archives: Humor Turned to Insight

“Wokeness” ~ From a Different Perspective

When I was a kid, my favorite comic strip character for a while was called “Mandrake the Magician.” Mandrake was a dashing character, dressed in black with a flowing black and red cape and a magician’s top hat. He was … Continue reading

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Prelude to Easter, Part 3 ~ Preparing for Brutality … and “Justice”

As Easter approaches, we’re reminded again that the events we celebrate represent conflict. Easter recounts the ultimate battle between life and death, and it occurs to me that there’s something about us humans that finds conflict strangely appealing. For instance, … Continue reading

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“The Love Month” Part 3 ~ A Love We Don’t Write Songs About

I love music. Well…, in the interest of full disclosure, I should qualify that statement a bit and admit right up front that I’m probably a little opinionated regarding that subject. What I mean is that I love music that … Continue reading

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Another “Love Month” Begins ~ Part I

In most years, February is probably my least favorite month. It’s a bit early to judge this one yet, but February usually brings challenges we could do without. For instance, before we can manage to pause long enough to be … Continue reading

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To Be, or Not to Be? There’s a Better Question . . .

The anxieties and unanswered questions brought on by these uncertain days remind me of my high school days when, through no fault of our own, we were forced to read Shakespeare. It was an especially abusive procedure for us, especially 

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Putting that Christmas Joy to Work

As this post is going out, the dawn of the morning after Christmas has arrived, and we’ve all been greeted by the aftermath of yesterday’s festivities. Regardless of what the day looks and feels like at this at this point, … Continue reading

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