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Galileo vs. “God Did It!” (Excerpt From FTOF)

Galileo vs. “God Did It!”

by Senator Brett

I’m about to say a word that might offend a lot who stand on the “religious right” side of most social and political issues.

Science.

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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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Something in The Middle of Nothing (Excerpt from “My Little Book of Essays”)

I wrote this when I was nineteen, or twenty. I forget. Anyway, I worked at The Galleria in Houston in retail sales at a now defunct clothing store. For those of you that have never been there, The Galleria has an ice rink on the bottom level, located amidst the stores and restaurants that line Floor One, it serves as not only a tourist attraction, but also a serious training facility. After the normal ice rink hours are over the rink is reserved for “personal” training. And, it’s not scrubs that skate there at that time… medaled Olympians have skated there. Continue reading


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To The Crying Girl Who Made Me Think (Excerpt from “My Little Book of Essays”)

I wrote this quite a few years back (maybe 16 years ago, maybe a little more) and never really got around to getting it to where I wanted it. As I was working on some things tonight I came across it again and thought that maybe I’d pass it along.

Just so you know… I wrote the original part of this on the plane and gave it to the girl after I collected my luggage. When I got home I sat down at my desk and did my best to reconstruct the letter. I think it is pretty close to what I originally wrote, but I can’t be certain of that fact. And, since that time I have often wondered if she ever read it, or if it helped her at all. I hope it did. And, if it did not… well, I know it helped me. And, maybe, just maybe, for some of you… it might help, as well.
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TOTD – What The Hell Did I Miss?!

This is the hardest thing that I’ve ever written. By far. There will be times, in all of this, that I can’t see straight. I apologize to no one. This is exactly how it is… even after all these years.

TOTD – What The Hell Did I Miss?!

I’ve been accused of a lot of things… all warranted. I am not the poster child of Good Behavior. I have failed many times, more than most, I expect. I accept that. I know it Continue reading


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TOTD – Do I Get Good Things Confused With Bad Things?!

It seems I’m having less thoughts these days… hence, the fewer of these random and pointless TOTD’s. But, here’s one for ya… on a gloomy Friday.

Thought of the Day – Do I Get Good Things Confused With Bad Things?!

by Senator Brett

I don’t know if I am correctly understanding the general sentiment of the “awareness” day that we are having today… but, does International Women’s Day mean that I’m supposed to only hit on women from other countries?! I mean, because if that’s what all the hubbub is about… Continue reading