Posts from June 2016

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GOOD AND BAD RELIGION

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I write this a week and a half after 50 people died in a night-club mass shooting in Florida.  As we know, the fact that most of the victims were gay, lesbian, or trans-gendered figured prominently in the lone terrorist’s choice of targets.  And of course that terrorist was making a form of religion (Islam […]

ON BEING TARGETED

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Most of us want to live reasonably quiet, meaningful lives, but sometimes that can’t happen.  It certainly did not happen that way for those who became victims or survivors of the shooting terror attack in Florida last week. The location for the attack was chosen because it was a club frequented by lesbian, gay, and […]

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

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Native American Author and humorist Tom King created a series of satirical radio broadcasts on the CBC called “The Dead Dog Café Comedy Hour.”  One of the features was The Authentic Indian Name Generator, featuring three wheels that could automatically create names like “Rosemarie Clever Tuna” for anyone who wanted an Indian name.  The humor […]

IT’S CARRIED UNTIL IT’S NOT

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man with burden

The film is now 30 years old but it has stuck with me.  “The Mission” was about “18th century Spanish Jesuits (a Catholic order) trying to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.”*  Based on actual events, it leads to an unhappy yet somehow inspirational […]