Category Archives: Political Musings

Thoughts From a Forgotten Demographic: Conservative Christians Who Didn’t Vote for Trump

I am troubled by the precipitous decline in civility amongst people in the United States who hold opposing views. This topic has been on my mind for some time. While I don’t often write about politics, I’ve stated before┬ámy thoughts … Continue reading

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To My Friends Who Vote Differently Than I Do: Election Thoughts

Social media has afforded us many benefits as well as drawbacks as a society. One thing that could be viewed as either, depending on your perspective, is the ability to post opinions and all manner of multi-media about topics such … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July, I Guess (A Brief Account of My Waning Patriotism)

A month before Independence Day, store shelves, as usual, began to don red, white and blue USA flag-printed everything: kitchenware for BBQs, patriotic shirts, garden flags, you name it. Seeing these types of items used to get me amped for … Continue reading

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You Can Be Passionate About Politics without Being a Jerk (And You Should – Here’s How)

I’m not sure about you, but in the months leading up to the last presidential election, and in the time since, I have been continually floored at how rude, tactless and malicious the state of political discussion in America has … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July! (A Wet Blanket Independence Day Greeting)

Happy Fourth of July!

It is only appropriate to start an Independence Day post with those words, or something similar. The “wet blanket” portion of this post is what follows.

While the wish is sincere (why wouldn’t I want you to have a great Fourth, after all?), it is a qualified greeting. That is because the simple joy of this day has been tarnished, in my opinion, to the point that it is now bittersweet. Continue reading

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