Monthly Archives: December 2008

Human sovereignty as a New Year’s resolution

I hate lies, and I hate just about everything that doesn’t hate lies. We live our lives enmired in lies — in hoke, in smoke, in hints and allusions and innuendoes, in juice and hustle and jive — and it is entirely too easy to become one of the liars, de facto, without really intending […] Continue reading

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Courtney at the speed of life

Courtney at the speed of life A Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie story “Lord-a-mercy!” I said in my thickest southern drawl. “Somebody tell god to take the rest of the week off. He has made perfection, and there ain’t no topping that!” The beautiful blonde woman scowled and blushed at the same time. It made her look […] Continue reading

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Psalm

I’m kicking this back to the top of the blog, as well. I think this is a good example of the kind of behavior that has been denounced for millennia by would-be bosses, but I also think this approaches an ideal expression of how human beings should behave. Plus which, it’s the stuff I’ve been […] Continue reading

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Shyly’s delight: “The Secret” to man and god in the universe . . .

Kicking this back to the top from February of 2007, although the underlying essay is much older than that. This is the shortest statement I have made, so far, of the ontology of human behavior. –GSS  Russell Shaw has mentioned the film The Secret a couple of times. Cathy bought the DVD, and we took […] Continue reading

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A Costco family Christmas

A Costco family Christmas A Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie story “Okay, so one day we’re driving, and we’re just about to get on the freeway, and I look up and the sign says, ‘Squaw Peak Freeway.’” The Kid said that. Maybe eleven years old, tall and thin. Tousled brown hair and the most beautiful gray eyes […] Continue reading

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A father for Christmas

A father for Christmas A Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie story “Shame about the bike,” I said to the strained young black man at the bus stop. His head was down and he was staring hard at the ground. He grunted, a sound that conveyed two ideas: “I heard you” and “I’m not listening.” “Just as well, […] Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, Princess Peach

Merry Christmas, Princess Peach A Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie story “Luigi!” The beautiful blonde girlchild tore her way across the packed airport corridor. “Oh,” said her mother, a beautiful blonde womanchild. “Great…” There is only one Christmas, isn’t there? Holly and mistletoe. A golden retriever by the fire. Mom bastes the bird while dad carols with […] Continue reading

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