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I am in the excavating business and these are views from a resident of Minneapolis-St. Paul (in the United States) where seven or eight years ago it looked like we were all going to end up paperless, with no morning newspaper to read, as the media companies folded. What would we do, and what would the effect be, in the dominant culture on human liberty? When the superficial skin was shed?

To be fair, since so much of the content is directed at theological issues, I should state that my blood is Irish. And as night followed day, I was Catholic. It was William Faulkner who wrote that the past is never dead. It is not even past.

Faulkner had grown up in the American South, after the Civil War, no longer in the dominant culture. When everything that was believed in was being wiped out. His writing tried to reconcile a few things. Like what it meant to be a Southern when you had seemingly lost everything. When you wake up in the morning. Trying to figure out where you were. Trying to figure out where you were going. Trying to figure out what the music all meant, if you were gonna survive the day. The sounds. Of the world. Of the people around you. Of the past. Of the future. The old songs. The traditional ones. The new.

It was a world that had never looked at the morality of slavery, which had existed since the time of Abraham, and later Moses. And it was a world, with the dead tree format, which never had had a Truth and Reconciliation Commission here to examine in the present the deep roots of the past — to examine pride and vainglory which had been contributing factors to all of the decay and destruction. So, no, you will not find the author’s name here.

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  • Behold The Handmaid
    on Dec 15, 2016 in identity
    Originally posted on Paperlessworld's Weblog: Ecce ancílla! Behold the Handmaid … of the Lord! In every story of the Hebrew Bible there is, when Abraham’s descendants are involved, the looking back. Like either for Lot’s nameless wife...
  • El Misterio Gozoso
    on Jun 28, 2016 in identity
    ‘El misterio gozoso’ “The Visitation” Ayer como el recuerdo de “La visitación” según consta en la historia, en la Biblia cristiana. ¿Con palabras y fases que casi rima, cualquiera de las sucursales más de 20.000 del cristianis...
  • 形成一种弥赛亚
    on Jun 28, 2016 in identity
    目前的武器! 展示您的忠诚度。 如果不是对国家、对人民的精神,在人民的土地。 令人叹为观止。 离开时, 再试一次。 这孩子, 第一次出生于前往伯利恒。 而现在前往耶路撒冷。 离开、像亚...
  • Forming a Messiah
    on Jun 22, 2016 in identity
    Present arms! Demonstrate your loyalty. If not to the State, to the Spirit of the people of the Land. Breath-taking. Leaving, again. This child had first been born in a trip to Bethlehem. And now a trip to Jerusalem. Leaving, like Abram, only in resp...
  • The Joyful MysteryYesterday was the annual remembrance of “The Visitation” as recorded in story, in the Christian Bible. Would any of the more than 20,000 branches of Christianity ever compare Elizabeth to Sarah? In old age? Would any of the more than 20,000 branc...
  • Passover
    on Apr 22, 2016 in identity
    “Mostly they are the same lives. The same stories, over and over,” wrote David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker. We endow our lives with stories. When your relationships were so alive, as your prayers were so alive and you wanted others...
  • Imitations of Attachment
    on Mar 23, 2016 in Akedah Abrahamic religions
    Did you ever notice  Egypt and the Egyptians in all the stories of Victims in the Book of Genesis?  Victims facing what I would call capital punishment? Ishmael. After the forced relocations. Taking it personally – the crime, in the family. The n...
  • On the Day That the Sacrifice Begins
    on Feb 3, 2016 in Abraham Akedah identity
    I live half-a-mile from The History Center. In the New World there is the unsettling in this place. Whether on issues of Church or State. It is the same unsettling in the Messiah – in the beginning – dealing in public ministry. As History is used...
  • When?
    on Dec 15, 2015 in expectant identity
    When? The open-ended question of the Hebrew Bible, when will you? It was the great question of any relationship, when? To understand a relationship with any woman born in the in the Philippine Islands, a Western man in pursuit had better understand,...
  • When? ¿Cuándo?
    on Dec 15, 2015 in Abraham expectant Freshly Pressed
    When? The open-ended question of the Hebrew Bible, when will you? It was the great question of any relationship, when? To understand a relationship with any woman born in the Philippine Islands, a Western man in pursuit had better understand, in a cu...
  • Behold The HandmaidBehold the Handmaid of the Lord! In every story of the Hebrew Bible there is, when Abraham’s descendants are involved, the looking back, like for Lot’s wife. After all of the nameless received names. Had you watched the news-clips this week from...
  • Every Act of Creation Involves a Form of DestructionGhosts writers – crime writing. For the substitute writer, it is not as much a question of identity to the investigator, but proving “it.” When the editor saw that the writer’s main character just missed it. As a detective had a past burden t...
  • System Substitution
    on Feb 11, 2015 in identity Louise Erdrich
    “Small trees had attacked my parents’ house at the foundation.” The Tree of Knowledge. Forced out? The native-born, like the North American Indians. System substitutions again by Abraham. The circumcision, after he went and fathered a child...
  • ONE SILENT NIGHT
    on Dec 18, 2014 in Christmas
    The doubts in the story. About each other. About their God. The movement in the story. Always the movement in these stories of the principals. The Flood. The Exodus. And having to take decisive action, to survive. So in this case there was the decree...
  • ONE SILENT NIGHT
    on Dec 18, 2014 in Christmas
    The doubts in the story. About each other. About their God. The movement in the story. Always the movement in these stories of the principals. The Flood. The Exodus. And having to take decisive action, to survive. So in this case there was the decree...
  • As A Place To Be Neutral Is Lost Again
    on Dec 3, 2014 in identity
    Homes. Homeland. The Law. Being dismissed from an action, having no cause of action” which does not capture in WORD what the conflict was about. To capture the range of what I am about. When you are not recognized in the Law, when you have no cause...
  • As A Place To Be Neutral Is Lost AgainHomes. Homeland. The Law. Being dismissed from an action, having no cause of action” which does not capture in WORD what the conflict was about. To capture the range of what I am about. When you are not recognized in the Law, when you have no cause...
  • After the Birth of Ishmael: The Need For IntimacyIn stories about identity, the daughters of Lot were “one of them.” Life and death. Did you note the theme in the first chapters of Genesis, about movement, about life and death? “Flee to the hills, lest you be swept away.” In the urgency in...
  • After the Birth of Ishmael: The Need For Intimacy“Flee to the hills, lest you be swept away.” In stories about identity, the daughters of Lot were “one of them.” In life and death. Did you note the theme in the first chapters of Genesis, about movement, about life and death? In the urgency...
  • Things Inadvertently Lost: Ukraine
    on Aug 28, 2014 in Abraham Russia Ukraine
    What you learn comparing: real fathers to prospective husbands. In the movement toward the world from small to larger, you keep trying to love unconditionally … outside the tribe, like inside the tribe, until one day the entire world. It was th...
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