Laughter misplaced in Les Misérables
21 Jan 2013 |
tags: cinema, Les Misérables, manners, texting
When an audience member laughs (while texting) at one of the most moving moments in Les Misérables, what does it say about today's society and the individuals who inhabit it?
The wise men’s gift
4 Jan 2013 |
tags: Christianity, Christmas, Ephiphany
The traditional Christian feast of the Epiphany offers an abundance of life lessons for those willing to reflect on its meaning.
The audacity of pose
31 Oct 2012 |
tags: Barack Obama, election 2012, rhetoric
Soaring words are for the birds. You campaign with poetry, but you govern with prose.
Dr Capable or Mr Charm?
23 Oct 2012 |
tags: 2012 elections, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney
Should we like politicians who send the charm meter off the scale, or those who have decency and good judgment?
Of wars and women
16 Oct 2012 |
tags: justice, US presidential election, women
The rhetoric of warfare in the US election campaign masks an unjust cause.
Those “deeply personal” political decisions
11 Sep 2012 |
tags: 2012 elections, conscience, tolerance
The hoary political cliché “I’m personally opposed, but…” might mean tolerance. More often it means indifference, hesitation, deceit, or cowardice.
The season for commencement has begun…
29 May 2012 |
tags: higher education
Enough of comedians and dissenters at the podium. Bring back speakers who offer direction for life's journey.
Professing at the podium
16 Nov 2011 |
tags: higher education, post-modernism
The problem with some professors is that they only seem to know one thing: problems.
“I remember myself…”
16 Dec 2010 |
tags: personhood, right to life, unborn child
An unassailable pro-life argument was handed to me by a four-year-old.