Ed Spivey Jr. 7-01-2002

Some readers have complained that this column has become too personal, too focused on my being a great father, an award-winning art director, and a god-like figure to the rest of the staff.

Ed Spivey Jr. 5-01-2002

The wise man built his house upon the rock.

Ed Spivey Jr. 3-01-2002

Since Sojourners is a bimonthly magazine, you depend on us to cover the breaking news, with up-to-the-minute commentary on hot stories like Afghanistan which, by the time you read this, should be well on its way to becoming an independent democracy.

Ed Spivey Jr. 1-01-2002

Those of you in the hinterlands—when you’re not taking care of your hinter—are probably wondering what life is like now in Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital...

Ed Spivey Jr. 11-01-2001

This has been a year of major milestones for our family, not the least of which was the realization that I might finally be allowed to use our bathroom.

Ed Spivey Jr. 9-01-2001
It's not a matter of who's wrong or right, unless Santa somehow gets involved.
Ed Spivey Jr. 7-01-2001

Why shouldn't kids be allowed to have their fun, for gosh sakes?

Ed Spivey Jr. 5-01-2001

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

Ed Spivey Jr. 3-01-2001

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

Ed Spivey Jr. 1-01-2001

At press time our nation hung in the balance.

Ed Spivey Jr. 11-01-2000

Because our oldest daughter absolutely refuses to join the Merchant Marines after high school, she made me drive through New England this summer looking at prospective colleges.

Ed Spivey Jr. 7-01-2000

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 dramatically affect the course of history.

Ed Spivey Jr. 5-01-2000

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. You see, words are not coming easy to me these days.

Ed Spivey Jr. 3-01-2000
I am personally against dogs having credit cards.
Ed Spivey Jr. 1-01-2000

The breakfast table was covered with birthday cards decoratively labeled "50," which meant somebody in our home had crossed the half-century mark. But who?

Ed Spivey Jr. 11-01-1999

Funny business

Ed Spivey Jr. 9-01-1999

Funny business.

Ed Spivey Jr. 7-01-1999

Congratulations to Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic for winning the United Nations’ prestigious First War Criminal Still In Office award.

Ed Spivey Jr. 5-01-1999

"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 words from a tough man. The man: Dan Quayle. The words: I have no idea.