Essays on Faith, Family and Culture

The Truth About “Agatha and the Truth of Murder”

The truth about the new Netflix movie, Agatha and the Truth of Murder, is that it's a plot based on inconsistencies and a long list of modern movie cliches that assume a liberal worldview. [Warning: Spoiler Alert. It was impossible to write this article without spoilers. Skip it if you would prefer to watch the… Continue reading The Truth About “Agatha and the Truth of Murder”

Essays on Faith, Family and Culture

The Jewels in Our Midst: In Praise of Local Arts and Culture

I don't know what impetus pushed me out the door last night. Boredom, the arch-enemy of creativity, crept into my work, and thus I found myself seeking any excuse to drive from my farm into town. I love my farm. I love the life that I live, the quiet, the solitude, the peace. But six… Continue reading The Jewels in Our Midst: In Praise of Local Arts and Culture

Essays on Faith, Family and Culture

The Pain We Cause by Gossiping

"Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor." It's a commandment. Not a suggestion. It's a Commandment, Not a Suggestion Over the weekend, I watched as gossip flowed about the disappearance of "A" and her baby "C.' "A", as you may recall, is an internet acquaintance, someone I met via social media. I followed… Continue reading The Pain We Cause by Gossiping

Essays on Faith, Family and Culture

Living as Flesh and Blood in a Virtual World

We are living in an age when calumny is king. It is becoming difficult to live as a flesh and blood being in a virtual world. The Collision Between Reality and Narrative This week, two stories captured my every waking moment. One story may be familiar to you: teenagers waiting for a bus at the… Continue reading Living as Flesh and Blood in a Virtual World

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Essays on Faith, Family and Culture

The Long, Slow, and Expected Demise of the Women’s Magazine

I read today that Glamour has joined the ranks of women's magazines to move to an all-digital format. The print magazine will no longer be available. It's a not unexpected but it is a sad end to the era of the glossy women's magazines.     It's a hot August afternoon in 1983. I'm sprawled… Continue reading The Long, Slow, and Expected Demise of the Women’s Magazine