Author Archives: Michael

LEFT, RIGHT & CENTER

My assessment of the reliability, trustworthiness, and political biases of various online news sources. Continue reading

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ON SANCTUARY CITIES

An essay (619 words). Continue reading

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A CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT

Love God. Love everyone else. The end.

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THE FLAT EARTH

A satirical piece about flat earth theorists (545 words). Continue reading

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A CIVICS LESSON

Something of a rant about President Donald Trump’s attempts to bypass the tri-part balance of powers defined by the constitution (858 words). Continue reading

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THE BERKELEY INCIDENT

A couple days ago, conservative students at the University of California at Berkeley invited Milo Yiannopoulos to speak on campus. Not-so-conservative students launched a large and noisy protest, calling for the University to cancel his appearance. A few anarchists later … Continue reading

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The Story Of Max

Caveat: I am an evangelical Christian. This essay is addressed mainly to my fellow evangelical Christians, especially those struggling to find ways to love and accept people whose gender identities sit outside the norm they are used to (e.g., homosexual, … Continue reading

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The Other American Dream

You don’t hear the term “the American Dream” much anymore. I used to hear it a lot. I looked it up on Wikipedia the other day, and found this: The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States, … Continue reading

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For Everything, a Season

My eye was initially caught by the reflection of the trees on the surface of the near-still water along the opposite shore. But when I looked through the view finder to compose the scene, it was the yellow leaves that … Continue reading

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Memento Mori

Memento mori. “Remember your death.” Or, more poetically, “Remember that you are mortal.” In Plato’s Phaedo we hear Socrates say that the proper practice of philosophy is “about nothing else but dying and being dead.” In other words, the inescapable … Continue reading

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