The Best Defense …

I grew up being very aware of other people’s image of me. My father, being a pastor, was a public figure in a very small town. Someone knew everything I did and often the things that the children of public figures did became the stuff of coffee shop conversation around town. (The daughter of the …

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Mea Culpa

Sometimes I mistake myself for a humorist. A good humorist can be acerbic without being small-minded. (Don't forget that before "mean" meant "hurtful" or "offensive," it meant "small-minded.") My humor too often is small-minded and thus unintentionally veers off in the direction of mean-spiritedness. Here's my own means-spiritedness measuring stick: Would I be embarrassed to meet a …

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