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Adam Speaks to God

A poem by the blogger “Bored In Vernal.”

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The Preacher Ruminates Behind the Sermon

[Photo Credit] THE PREACHER RUMINATES BEHIND THE SERMON Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) I think it must be lonely to be God. Nobody loves a master. No. Despite The bright hosannas, bright dear-Lords,

A Love Story?

I read because of short stories like "Here We Aren't, So Quickly," by Jonathan Safran Foer.  It's from the June 14/21, 2010 issue of The New Yorker--the "20 under

Universal Profile Picture

Wouldn't it be great if there were a central database somewhere in cyberspace that would allow you to associate a little picture--an small profile picture or "avatar"--with your

Short Fiction and Public Policy

I'll think about why I like this story later.  Right now I just want to recommend it (and the magazine it was published in: American Short Fiction).  The

America Speaking Out?

Winston Churchill said that "the best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter."  If you spend a few minutes on the site linked below, you

Gallup on Gay Marriage

Fourteen years of survey data broken down by political and ideological subgroups: We've come a long

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