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Laugh Lines
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Graham Jeanne Lambert I's late at night. I walk in the door after a meeting an ...

God Bless C-SPAN
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The voice of the people. Even the crazy ones. (Columns, Humor, Jubilee 2000, Media, H'ru ...

The Gospel of Great News!
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The Prosperity Gospel lets us have our cake and eat it, too. Also cookies. And donuts. How was ...

Playing in Public
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Edward R. Schreiber I just read Ed Spivey Jr.’s piece about his first public recital (“Seriously, Is This What Hell is Like? December 200 ...

What Would Dilbert Do?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum White-collar life in the information age. One day when my oldest son was about 12 years ol ...

Seriously, Is This What Hell Is Like?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Someone foolishly suggested I should actually play in public. After less than a year of violin ...

Ride the Curl
Originally Posted: 03/15/2011 - 9:04am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Alexis Vaughan Ride the Curl Jesus is cool again! He rides a motorcyc ...

Changing Environs (sp?)
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Our neighborhood has changed. It's now delicious. At least I think that's the wor ...

To the Blogsphere...and Beyond
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Is this the end of productive society as we know it? A number of people have approached me and a ...

What's In a Name? (Parole if you're good.)
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Although, some less so than others. Here at the Sojou ...

Flu Season Greetings
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. This Christmas, avoid the partridge in the pear tree. If it sneezes. Advent is a season of hope ...

Decision 2004
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I've always wanted a lawyer. I have a plumber, but it's not the same. ...

And Finally...
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Funerals need to be a little more balanced, with time for rebuttal. The battle w ...

Squish. (Ugh.)
Originally Posted: 07/24/2014 - 12:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. It's that special season again. It's that special season again. The time w ...

Rites of Fall
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. 'Set small goals, and then put them off for as long as you can.' Consider the rave ...

Goooood Morning, Iraq!
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 3:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. It's morning in Iraq, or, depending on your time zone, afternoon. Then again, it could be late at night, and you' ...

It's Up to You, New York, New… ouch!
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. What would Jesus do? Turn the police horses into bunnies. A weekend in New York City is always ...

Bad Dog, Barney…
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 1:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Remember the TV commercial where a man is walking down a dark city street and nervously glances back at two shadowy figures ...

In the Shadow of Self-Delusion
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 1:04pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. As our nation prepares for war against—depending on the mood of the president—al Qaeda, Iraq, or unnecessarily big words (s ...

Giant Death Mosquitos in D.C.!
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 9:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Why can't really scary diseases have really scary and obvious symptoms? It's finally ...

Foreign Relations
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 9:46am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Some readers have complained that this column has become too personal, too focused on my being a great father, an award-win ...

A Few of My Favorite Things
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. When Sojourners' CultureWatch editor asked me to write about my "favorite things," I gave a quick "Sure ...

Don't Try This at Home (no, wait…)
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 9:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The wise man built his house upon the rock. The wise man built his house upon the rock. The ...

Dateline: Our Nation's Capital
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 8:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Those of you in the hinterlands—when you’re not taking care of your hinter—are probably wondering what life is like now in ...

I'm Okay, You're Not…
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. It's not a matter of who's wrong or right, unless Santa somehow gets involved. Our edi ...

To Grandmother's House We Go
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Why shouldn't kids be allowed to have their fun, for gosh sakes? Our yearly trips to see G ...

Last One in the Gene Pool…
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. It's no surprise that humans are smarter than roundworms. Well, most humans, anyway. Congr ...

CODE BLUE! (Or is it red?)
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I was either having a major cardiac event or was standing in a pool of water being repeatedly struck by lightning. ...

Electoral Shock
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 2:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. At press time our nation hung in the balance. At press time our nation hung in the balance. Eve ...

College Bound (and Gagged)
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Because our oldest daughter absolutely refuses to join the Merchant Marines after high school, she made me drive through New ...

The Choice
Originally Posted: 09/19/2014 - 11:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. In just a few short months you'll wake up on a crisp Tuesday after the first Monday in November and do your part to dr ...

Driving Miss Crazy
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 2:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to begin a sentence with a really bad cliche. This is one of those times ...

Animal House
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I am personally against dogs having credit cards. This is the second issue of the New Millennium ...

Surely, There Must Be Some Mistake
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 12:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The breakfast table was covered with birthday cards decoratively labeled "50," which meant somebody in our home h ...

An Advent Reflection
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 11:14am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Funny business And lo (or, as translated in the Living Bible , "yo!"), an angel of ...

The Facts of Life
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 10:47am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Funny business. I should have been happy when my daughter brought up the subject. I had been dr ...

Credit Where Credit Is Due…
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Congratulations to Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic for winning the United Nations’ prestigious First War Criminal Still ...

Rested and Ready
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 8:56am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. "What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or, not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is." Tough w ...

Are You Y2K Ready?
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 8:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Or did you think Y2K was another Calvin Klein perfume, the kind promoted by pouty models who look like all they want from l ...

First Dance
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The global economy is in shambles, the presidency is in crisis, and Americans are struggling under the weight of a broken he ...

Quiet on the Set…
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Film stardom is an elusive dream for most, including even yours truly, whom many have credited with talents well-suited for ...

Woof.
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Morning in Washington, D.C. Morning in Washington, D.C. A time of high energy and even higher ex ...

Guilty
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Jury duty is one of those responsibilities of citizenship that reminds us that the American justice system is the best in th ...

Wrongs and Rites of Passage
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Our cover feature points out the importance of rituals that young men need to prepare them for responsible adulthood, not in ...

All the News That's Written to Space
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. It's February and so far you haven't kept a single New Year's resolution, have you? Not even the one about se ...

Shocking News: El Nino Causes Hair Loss!
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Whew! I was afraid it was hereditary, since my grandfather on my mother’s side had a cousin who looked like a pool cue. ...

Lost in Space . . .
Originally Posted: 06/26/2014 - 8:59am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NAFTA) has finally revealed which of the three astronauts was responsibl ...

The Summer of 1997: A Look Back
Originally Posted: 06/25/2014 - 10:16am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Helllloooooooooo!" That’s what I shouted over the Grand Canyon when we first pulled up. You have to do that. It’s the ...

Les French
Originally Posted: 06/25/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. 'Hrumphs 'Hrumphs Les French By Ed Spivey Editors’ Note: Despite th ...

I Just Love These New Chips. Oops . . .
Originally Posted: 06/25/2014 - 9:37am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. This issue of Sojourners is sponsored by the good folks at Procter & Gamble, makers of a respected line of consumer pro ...