My Grandmother; The 103 Year Old Guru

Everyone in my family; my mother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and so on, were gossipy, angry, miserable, grudge-holding, and so full of drama.  Everyone.  What a terrible existence.  My Grandmother was the oldest of nine children (my aunts and uncles) and she attended each of their funerals.  She attended my mother’s funeral as well; her own … Continue reading My Grandmother; The 103 Year Old Guru

Scarier than the Witch, is the Crowd Rallying to Burn Her

“She’s a witch!  We got a witch!”  The crowd yelled as they brought her forward.  One of the most famous and shared scenes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. “How do you know she’s a witch?” “She looks like one.” A bit more discussion and the crowd rallies, “Burn her, burn her!”  The scene … Continue reading Scarier than the Witch, is the Crowd Rallying to Burn Her

The Threat of Heaven and the Promise of Hell

“So Rob, tell me; are you a God-fearing man?” Almost twenty years ago in Nashville, I was having lunch with a small business group.  There were about eight of us.  When our salads came, I began to eat it while conversing with the group.  As their salads came, they waited for everyone to get theirs … Continue reading The Threat of Heaven and the Promise of Hell