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The Good Stuff, Or Something Close To It

The Good Stuff, Or Something Close To It

by Senator Brett

If you happen to be still reading this book then trust me when I say that it is not lost on me that the general tone of its conversation may come across as somewhat negative, maybe even a little condemning. While I can’t answer for Continue reading

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Quick Draw (Excerpt From “My Little Book of Essays”)

Years ago I started writing for the sake of it. I spent nights in the streets of Houston… living it Out Loud and Without Regret. I met a lot of great people, and some, not so much. But, the experience was real… and good, and I have always appreciated it. For several years now I have not addressed it, or even tried to make contact with that past, but, I have found myself wanting to get back into it since I have found myself back in this pace for a couple of months now.

When I say that I was in “the streets” I do mean, “in the streets.” Part of what I was trying to do was to be involved in the “matter” of the moment. Being connected to the story was all that mattered to me and it ended up involving days, weeks, spent being homeless, hanging out with derelicts, and the rest. I literally lay my head on the cement for days just to get a conversation with someone who did that for years. I smoked everything with everyone just to hear them speak. When I finally hit the road to pursue the book… anything went. When it comes to the Living… there is no amount of Life that is off-Limits, I feel.
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The Circle of Belief (From Conflicted)

Written by Conflicted Pastor -not me- for the book “Fumbling Through Our Faith”

The Circle of Belief

by Conflicted Pastor

There are many things in our lives that are as real as we choose to make them. Some things we dismiss immediately, while other things we choose to hang on to. What is the difference between the two? What makes us believe one thing and not another? My immediate answer to this is Continue reading


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From New Orleans: With Awe And Wonder (Excerpt From “My Little Book of Essays”)

Written, approximately, one year before Hurricane Katrina. I’m reworking it now so it will be much longer, and hopefully better, but this is the original… all those many years ago.

From New Orleans: With Awe And Wonder

by Senator Brett

It hit me like a ton of bricks. Like an unseen predator waiting in the shadows it Continue reading


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And in The Beginning There Was Nonsense (Excerpt From “FTOF”)

In The Beginning There Was Nonsense

by Senator Brett

Fiat Lux

Yeah, I said it. I’ll say it again. Fiat lux. I bet that you don’t know what that means. Well I do, as should you. (Well, okay, let’s be honest, Continue reading


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Senator Brett’s “Forward” to “Fumbling Through Our Faith”

Senator Brett’s Forward

by Senator Brett

Let me begin by telling you that I am, in no form or fashion, to be considered any sort of theologian, counselor, good Christian, deep thinker, brilliant mind, or even a decent writer. I am simply Continue reading


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Communication is Complicated, At Best (Excerpt From “Fumbling Through Our Faith”)

Communication is Complicated, At Best

 by Senator Brett

 

A letter.

Dear Dad,

How are you? More importantly, where are you? I heard that you were home, but I also know that you do love your travels, and I think I might know where you might be spending your days, but I’m not exactly sure so I’m just sending this letter to the house. I trust that it will reach you in fair time. Continue reading