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Doxology: Brian Holers’s Debut Novel

Doxology, the debut novel from author Brian Holers, is available in both paperback and digital format now! Fathers, sons and brothers reconnect over tragedy in this blue-collar Southern tale of love, loss and the healing power of community and family. Doxology examines an impossibly difficult...

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Tag Archives: idealism

(un)Occupied

At Thanksgiving dinner this year, my wife told everyone at the table what she was thankful for, and proceeded to ask our son and his friends to do the same.  As the answers poured out—Xbox, ice cream, legos, I began to prepare my own response.  My first thought was to express my gratitude that we only have one more year to put up with our handsome, charming, and in-over-his-head President, but in the interest of harmony, I held my tongue.  …

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Irony and illusion

Even the most haphazard and disorganized of us operate according to some philosophy.  Even if we can’t name it, all of us have some internal gauge that directs our behavior, minute to minute, hourly, yearly, and over the course of our lifetimes.  Some way of defining ourselves, of giving a point to our lives.  Some way of offering the world what we have to give, instead of just taking.  We set goals, make plans, monitor ourselves from day to day.  …

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Idealism

              I recently read about a Rasmussen poll which said 11 percent of American voters believe communism is morally superior to capitalism.  Seven times as many, or 77 percent, say capitalism is superior, which I guess is good news.  However, thirteen percent were undecided (yes I know this adds up to 101 percent, I’m just reading the numbers.)  What this poll says is that nearly a quarter of American voters either prefer communism to capitalism, or are unsure which is morally …

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