The Abuses and Idolatry of American Exceptionalism

The Abuses and Idolatry of American Exceptionalism

My public school and religious education were taught through the lens of “American exceptionalism.” We were not only blessed, we learned; we were also special, which translated to privileged. I don’t recall learning about the Doctrine of Discovery and Manifest Destiny...
Vaxxed or Vexed? It’s Both for Me

Vaxxed or Vexed? It’s Both for Me

The word “vaccinated” appears so often now that the shorthand spelling “vaxxed” is widely used. However, spellcheck wants to make it into the word “vexed.” That got me to thinking about how getting vaxxed just as soon as possible was an eager and strategic effort for...
Fox Is Not a Friend

Fox Is Not a Friend

The complimentary hotel breakfast featured good coffee, fluffy scrambled eggs and a rarity — rightly textured and properly seasoned grits. And, despite persistent rains, a skyline view was making an early morning appearance. Yet, one of the two televisions was tuned...