Tag: longform

  • A Man For All People

    A Man For All People

    It was late on the Christmas night of Hubby’s 48th year.  We were all sitting around the dining room table, digesting our dessert.  Suddenly, from out of nowhere, he turned to me and stated, “I know what I want for my 50th birthday.” I didn’t like the way he said it.  Maybe it was the […]

  • Mine Eyes Have Seen The Gaudy

    Mine Eyes Have Seen The Gaudy

    Whenever the Fourth of July rolls around, I start reminiscing about 1976.  It was, of course, the 200th anniversary of our nation’s sovereignty.  For the year leading up to it, our collective American consciousness was obsessed with all things Bicentennial. As the world’s leaders in conspicuous consumption, what better way for Americans to mark such […]

  • RIGHTEOUS!

    RIGHTEOUS!

    Many people of the cloth speak of the “calling” which led them to religious service.  My friend, Jane, was a New Jersey housewife (a real one, not a Real one), when she got the call.  Now Jane is a Vicar, enrolled in an intensive four-year program to become a Lutheran minister.  A relative of my […]