Mercy (or the lack of it) on the road to the White House

My title today probably evokes an instant reaction. Everyone is well aware of the nosedive in common courtesy—a baseline standard for treating others with mercy—shown by the candidates in this presidential election. And lest you think I’m aiming this only at one side of the Great Political Divide, let me say that I have only watched…

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Random Thoughts On Pop Culture

We were sitting in front of the TV one night when a Liberty Mutual commercial came up. “We’ll buy you a car ONE YEAR NEWER than your current car, with ONE THOUSAND MILES!” they boasted. I elbowed Christian. “Whaddya think, Christian?” He nodded slowly. “Hm,” he said. “That means we could get a truck that’s…

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