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About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.

What is a Christian?

The answer to the question “What is a Christian?” will vary greatly depending on who you ask. To some, it means you believe in Jesus or the religion that is based on Jesus’ teachings. Others use the word “Christian” to … Continue reading

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I’ve Normalized Trump You should, too. By Jack Shafer

Great article: I’ve Normalized Trump You should, too. 

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The illusion of self-importance

“Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.” – Carl Sagan When … Continue reading

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“One of Trump’s most attractive features to his followers is that he’s a “straight talker” who doesn’t care who he offends. But he’s unmasked himself as one of the most thin-skinned, overly-sensitive politicians America has ever seen. If his fans … Continue reading

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The irony of fake news

“Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a “tenfold” increase in our U.S. nuclear arsenal. Pure fiction, made up to demean. NBC = CNN! With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what … Continue reading

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Respect for the flag and country

“The trip by @VP Pence was long planned. He is receiving great praise for leaving game after the players showed such disrespect for country!” – Trump tweet 10/9/17 In 2016, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began protesting by not standing while … Continue reading

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When failure is disguised as success

“I think Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Mattis and Chief of Staff Kelly are those people that help separate our country from chaos.” – Republican Sen. Bob Corker I had lunch with a very old friend of mine yesterday. Though we live just … Continue reading

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