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The Easy Judgment of Being Right

The Easy Judgment of Being Right

To this day I remain haunted by a story about a woman who lost her eyesight to a microscopic organism that proliferated beneath her contact lenses. This cautionary tale went public nearly five years ago, and I still remember scouring the reports to find out what happened. Luckily for me, a responsible contact-lens wearer, the […]

Tyler Perry on the Grace that Carried Whitney Houston Home

What beautiful, beautiful 4 minutes. Can I get a Hallelujer?

Didn't We Almost Have It All: Whitney Houston's Life as Impasse

Didn’t We Almost Have It All: Whitney Houston’s Life as Impasse

My wife and I were watching Saturday Night Live when NBC broke the news that Whitney Houston had died. Other than the time and place of her death, no other details were given. And, truthfully, we didn’t need any other details to have an inkling of what had happened. Just as with the announcement of […]

"I Know Practically Every Religious Song That's Ever Been Written" Or, Elvis Sings Gospel

"I Know Practically Every Religious Song That’s Ever Been Written" Or, Elvis Sings Gospel

Can’t let the Elvis flame go out quite yet… Here’s an annotated playlist of 20 of the King’s best gospel recordings, interpreting the term ‘gospel’ pretty loosely – anything related to the Bible, God or Christianity qualified. By way of a disclaimer, almost none of EP’s earliest gospel recordings are included. They may be beautiful […]

Don't Call It A Comeback: The American Music Awards, Mickey Rourke, and the Thirst for Glory

Don’t Call It A Comeback: The American Music Awards, Mickey Rourke, and the Thirst for Glory

A couple of nights ago I watched the American Music Awards with my wife, and we were struck by all of the “comeback” stories in the entertainment world. Michael Jackson was up for 5 awards including Artist of the Year. He didn’t win that one, but he did win a bunch of others. His sister […]

Another Week Ends: High-Fives, Underage Drinking, High Street Hymns, Stephen Colbert, Whitney Houston and The Beatles

Another Week Ends: High-Fives, Underage Drinking, High Street Hymns, Stephen Colbert, Whitney Houston and The Beatles

1. A worthy editorial from David Brooks (ht JS and AZ) from Tuesday’s NY Times, entitled “High-Five Nation”, tracing an important change in national attitudes over the past 50 years: When you glimpse back on those days [immediately following World War II] you see a people — even the rich and famous celebrities — who […]