In Defense of the Constitwotion

I’m tired. I spent last week with my students at camp, came home Saturday to some housework that needed to be done, and was the resident staff member at church on Sunday – which meant I preached Sunday morning and was on duty Sunday night. So forgive me if this comes off less eloquent than… Continue reading In Defense of the Constitwotion

Learning from Hollywood: The Cautionary Tale of John Carter

The number crunchers for Walt Disney and its various movie subsidiaries announced today that their $250 million space epic, John Carter, will officially enter into the books as a bigger flop than Ishtar. All signs point to the n’er-do-well sci-fi dud to lose close to $200 million, once all factors are considered. For some reason,… Continue reading Learning from Hollywood: The Cautionary Tale of John Carter

The Christmas Scrooge (It’s a Parody – Don’t Start Slamming Me…)

I mentioned on Facebook the other day that I heard the song “The Christmas Shoes” while driving into work, and I was in such a bad mood that I re-wrote the song with a pre-ghost-visited Ebenezer Scrooge as the narrator. It’s true that I did imagine how differently the song would go if Dickens’ famous… Continue reading The Christmas Scrooge (It’s a Parody – Don’t Start Slamming Me…)