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Books Culture

Preserve. Honor. Create.

I’m sitting here on my bed reading the first few inspiring pages of Jon Acuff’s new book, DO OVER. It’s so inspiring, in fact, that I just set it down mid-reading page seven so I could type this out. Some things have to change around here. I’m not just talking about this website. I’m talking about this […]

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Culture

Why Twitter Shouldn’t Succumb to Anonymous

As a distant appreciator of Anonymous’ work, I typically have little to complain about. After all, they have brought a measure of justice to a world where red tape allows the guilty to remain free.

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Culture Politics Spirituality

An Atheist, a Buddhist, and a Christian Walk Into a Bar

Listen in on a conversation between three people with very different beliefs… Carter: Religious Liberals and Religious Conservatives both have an apocalyptic narrative. It just differs in the how and why. John: Lets hear it. Carter: Religious Conservative believs man is so sinful and bad, that eventually God will have to judge the earth and destroy everything. The […]

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Culture

Detroit Man Walks 21 Miles For Work And the System Failed?

James Robertson lives in Detroit. He walks 21 miles each day to get to work, from his home in Detroit to a factory in Rochester Hills, a suburb. Twenty one miles? Think about that. At an average gait of 5 mph, that’s a little more than 4 hours of walking. Imagine he’s at work at […]

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Culture

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

This is a cold movie. No, it’s a FREEZING cold movie! (WARNING: some story spoilers ahead…) The main character is steel cold. It opens up with a literally cold snowy scene. The warmest human relationship is a one-night stand at an Italian bordello (at least until Act 3).