Category: Editorializing & Pontificating

Lexiconvenience*

Lexiconvenience*

(* lexiconvenience noun  lex·i·con- ve·nience  \ˈlek-sə-ˌkän- ˈvēn-yən(t)s language made to fit personal preference)  I need a new word for euphemism. As the world gets progressively weirder, and as I try to maintain some sense of dignity and self-control in my communications with others – both written and verbal - all the good euphemisms seem to be losing … Continue reading Lexiconvenience*

Lexiconvenience*

Lexiconvenience*

(* lexiconvenience noun  lex·i·con- ve·nience  \ˈlek-sə-ˌkän- ˈvēn-yən(t)s language made to fit personal preference) – editor’s note I need a new word for euphemism. As the world gets progressively weirder, and as I try to maintain some sense of dignity and self-control in my communications with others – both written and verbal - all the good euphemisms seem … Continue reading Lexiconvenience*

Still politicking me off

I originally wrote this back in 2010 - not a presidential year, but still rather volatile, politically. Stumbling across it again now, I wondered if my gripes then differed from today.  I'll let you be the judge, though I have added a few more contemporary comments, in bold italics. October, 2010 I recently had a … Continue reading Still politicking me off

Faith, law and compassion

This past Sunday I attended services at one of my favorite, regular church stops - a small United Methodist outpost in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The woman who gave the morning’s welcome was a lay person, not overly polished but very compelling as she relayed a personal story from the past week. The … Continue reading Faith, law and compassion

There are these stray scraps of paper with blog ideas just laying on my desk…

First, a couple of baseball notes from my hometown stomping grounds of Minneapolis and St. Paul. I found this tidbit the other day in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, where the very popular, minor league St. Paul Saints will soon be building a new ballpark downtown, leaving behind their current home – venerable Midway Stadium, … Continue reading There are these stray scraps of paper with blog ideas just laying on my desk…

Columbus Dazed

Mattress Firm Columbus Day sale! 15-to-50 percent savings store wide at Sears! I can also get (This weekend only!) used cars at cost and deals on new tires, flat screen TVs and home improvement materials – presumably so I can get into the spirit of the holiday by building a settlement somewhere in Chris’ honor. … Continue reading Columbus Dazed

An Editorial Condimentary

For the past few years, Taco Bell hot sauce packets have been covered with witty, conversational phrases; ‘Dibs on the taco’ “I see how you look at other sauces’ ‘Saying goodbye is the hardest part of this job’ and ‘Has catsup been talking smack about me?’ are among the current crop. Aside from the archaic … Continue reading An Editorial Condimentary