Category Archives: entertainment

“Never What It’s Supposed to Be”: A Sermon

What follows is a sermon I gave at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday, June 25, 2017.  Included here are two readings which were part of the service. “Yesterday’s just a memory, and tomorrow is never what it’s supposed to be.” –Bob … Continue reading

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The Definitive List of the 25 Best Movies of This Century

Because the critics at the New York Times have decided to list their favorite 25 movies of the 21st century, I am following suit.  Their list is interesting and wide-ranging, but, to my mind, flawed.  There are omissions (of course) and … Continue reading

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To Those Who Patronize Strip Clubs (Day 29, 2017)

Tomorrow is the last day of National Poetry Writing Month. To Those Who Patronize Strip Clubs Strip clubs are great if you can’t get a woman  to disrobe for free and you prefer your arousal devoid of personal connection, her eyes, … Continue reading

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On LA LA LAND

How hard should a movie try to please its audience?  If movies are a diversion from the strains of real life–as so many people insist they are–is there such a thing as trying to hard? La La Land can serve as … Continue reading

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A List of Wonderful Things from 2016

2016 was fucked up from the jump.  Ted Cruz won a primary and David Bowie died right around the same time, and maybe that should have clued us in to the fact that the next twelve months would be a … Continue reading

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In the Night, Unafraid

What follows is the text of a sermon I gave at the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Readings and links to the songs in question are included.  (Words in italics are not mine.) OPENING WORDS Our opening … Continue reading

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Battle Rap (Day 6, 2016)

Six days into National Poetry Writing Month, and I’m feeling good. Battle Rap Automatic, truly magic, polysyllabic– Battle me?  That’ll be awfully tragic. Make ya disappear like 1/4 of Fantastic. I’ll book your fare, son–you can call me Scholastic. You’re shaking … Continue reading

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