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  • Why I Hate the Bible

    Why I Hate the Bible

    I hate the Bible. These words shock me as I form them on my lips, form them with my fingers. They are harsh, ugly. My own mind rebels against this unwelcome sentiment. I try to swallow it. I cannot. You are horrified too. Arguments tumble up and spill out almost instantly …Read More »
  • Why I Love Blackjack

    Why I Love Blackjack

    I lost a hundred dollars in Vegas last month. “I have no interest in gambling,” I’d said. “But I’ll play a few hands just for the experience.” Riding shotgun across the Utah desert bound for Sin City, I Googled “how to play blackjack in vegas”. “I’ll only spend fifty dollars, max,” …Read More »
  • Dear God (A Psalm for Lent)

    Dear God (A Psalm for Lent)

    dear god it’s me again it’s february and i can’t tell where the grey horizon ends and the grey sky begins (i can’t tell much of anything anymore) i heard a song today about how “this is my father’s world / why should my heart be sad?” and well, have you …Read More »
  • On Ash Wednesday

    On Ash Wednesday

    “ashes to ashes / dust to dust in dying, we rise”   I’ve never observed Lent before. I shrugged it off as unnecessary, a sort of overly-religious performance, or at least the strange practice of a liturgical spirituality that I did not claim as my own. But the truth is …Read More »