Archive for ‘May, 2010

Of Justice for All

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I’ve had jury duty this week. We always groan when we get the summons, but really the whole process of American justice is fascinating. Everyone has the right to a trial by a jury of their peers. Peers? all these characters gathered at Government square?  A trial by jury…not so in many parts of the […] Read more »

Of the Great Fifty Days

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We approach the Sunday of Pentecost, the fiftieth day after Easter…Many refer to Pentecost as the birthday of the Church…the day the church received the Holy Spirit, according to Luke, the writer of Acts. The writer of the Gospel of John tells us that the disciples received the Spirit on the day of Resurrection…so which is […] Read more »

Of Artists and Artifice

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K. and I had an exhilarating experience last Friday. It was a beautiful day and we went over to Fairhope to check out the new Windmill Market. It is a crafts and farmer’s market that has been designed to be earth friendly…recycled water, solar and wind power…hydroponic plantings all around…everything made with recyclable materials. It looked […] Read more »

Of Undocumented Indignity

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After seeing Tim James’ inane campaign ad having to do with driver’s tests only being in English in the State of Alabama; and after the passage of Arizona’s draconian immigration law, immigration reform is very much on my mind. It may well be the most important issue facing this country in a long while as […] Read more »