Monthly Archives: February 2013

Apples of Gold for the Dragon

Twice in the course of the past week I have encountered discussions of the Genesis “Fall of Humankind1” story. Both discussions featured popular cultural misconceptions of the narrative. These misconceptions have inspired me to offer a Mark’s Biblical Corner installment … Continue reading

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A Dog’s Life

I’ve been a little concerned about my dog Leon. He scratches like crazy. I know he itches like crazy. He scratches his chest and ears frequently. But it seems most of his focus is on his hind end, which he … Continue reading

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You, Too, May Be a Winner

The plant where I worked until yesterday has a requirement of tying-off whenever one climbs a ladder higher than the fourth rung. Tying-off means “wear a harness and secure to a retractable lanyard.” It is fall protection. The ladder must … Continue reading

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Could Have Danced All Night

They got a big theater they call the burly-que For 50¢ you see a Dandy Show! The KC Tribe of Vibe was at it again last night with an Art of Tease event at the Uptown Arts Bar. It was … Continue reading

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“Curses, Foiled Again!”

You might not have to be a Boomer like me to appreciate the metaphor of Snoopy & the Red Baron. Both a greeting card and an insurance company have marketed the Peanuts™ characters for years. And Lord knows there are … Continue reading

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Refried Confusion

This piece is from the summer of ’06.  I dug it out of my archives after getting such a positive response from Revival.  It’s another profile of a coworker. “Hey, Doctor John!” I called to my coworker. Of all his … Continue reading

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Must Be A Revival

I have been working in construction for most of the last twenty years. For most of that time I’ve worked for various “skilled labor” placement agencies. They call themselves Labor Brokers. The contractors who use them call them Temp Agencies. … Continue reading

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