<![CDATA[Most blogs tend to be personal in nature. While this blog’s focus is usually not on me or my life, the fact that I have aimed this blog at friends and associates means that it’s reasonable to assume at least a few might want to know how my bride and I are doing. If, on…

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<![CDATA[[feature title taken from “Change of Subject,” a blog by Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune.] “Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.” — G. M. Trevelyan [Thus the demand for titles like “Diary of a Female Wrestler.”] ]]>

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<![CDATA[Kerrion, Carrington, and Kennedy are children. Blessed children. Blessed because they are primary beneficiaries of a powerful legacy. Yes, they receive the benefits of economic affluence and exposure to A-list celebrities on a regular basis. And yes, they’re in a prime position to have any musical ability nurtured and developed in a way most young…

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<![CDATA[Man, I would not want to be a cable-TV exec these days. Well, I mean, aside from the six-figure salary, massive national influence, and — oh yeah — free cable. Those things would be nice. But in terms of the actual business end of things, being a cable operator isn’t the plum gig it used…

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<![CDATA[I am, by no means, an expert — or even really an aficionado — of dance. As performing arts go, most of my exposure has been to music, and to a lesser extent, theater. As a matter of fact, the last time I had more than a passing interest in following dance as a performing…

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<![CDATA[Kirk FranklinHero Gospocentric/Fo Yo Soul Entertainment2005 To be excellent at something, you can’t just be good in one area. You must completely master all facets of the craft. A great basketball player isn’t just a good shooter, he or she must be able to handle the ball and distribute the ball well. Excellent surgeons shouldn’t…

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<![CDATA[This may be shocking news to some, but — come to find out — there’s an actual reason why people have negative misconceptions about the church and people who call themselves ministers. Self-described minister Derrick Mosley was convicted a few days ago of attempting to extort money from New York Yankees slugger Gary Sheffield and…

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<![CDATA[What do I want for Christmas? A new refrigerator poetry set. Well, okay, not exactly for Christmas. If you’re actually going out of your way to buy me a Christmas present, then you can probably do better than refrigerator poetry. Call me cheap, but I’d rather get something else if you’re buying. But if you…

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<![CDATA[ We got a lot of minds in bondage, so it’s time we set ’em free Don’t believe in somethin’ ’cause you saw it on TV What good is the body without control of the brain? Those are the rules of the game. — “Rules of the Game,” 4th Avenue Jones You shall know the…

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<![CDATA[ As I deal with the struggles I’m having at this point of my life, I’m reminded, once again, of a joke. A young crusading warrior rode his steed, valiantly battling against the evildoers he was so committed to vanquishing. In the heat of battle, he was struck by a foe and fell off of…

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