As the hour approached for our Sunday worship service, I confess to being less than motivated. The announced topic was how to solve childhood hunger. It seems like an overwhelming problem in a sea of overwhelming problems. Sure, I’d like to eliminate childhood hunger. But I also feel passionate about…

You keep using that word “news”. I do not think it means what you think it means.

I remember the beginning of the Dark Days. This was the long run-up to the 2016 election. There was a supremely stupid and irritating man running for President. He was a well-known national figure as a TV personality, real estate magnate, and general unprincipled asshole. He was the perfect WYSIWYG…

I’m embarrassed by the Olympic games. And I don’t think I’m the only one. This is the time in a four-year cycle when we are forced to see headlines and watch news reports of spirited athletic competition between countries. It’s supposed to promote pride and excitement and appreciation of amateur…

There is nothing quite like a rainy morning. Yes, it’s gloomy and uncomfortably humid. But the quiet, calming effects are therapeutic. The silence and stillness fall over and around you as the soft rain. The unwanted busyness of the world has been chased away. There is time for discovery, contemplation…

Damn, this feels good!

As I feverishly look forward to 2021, the year that couldn’t get here too quickly, I’m anticipating the news headlines to come. I desperately want to forget the name of our 45th President and bask in the warmth of sanity, integrity, competence, respect, and empathy. Let’s follow our new leader…

It’s a time to be thankful and take honest stock of all the blessings we take for granted. In spite of COVID19 and the damage done by Trump and his supporters, we have turned confidently toward the light where intelligence, competence, and empathy live. …

There’s a freshness in the air today. It’s cool and crisp and clear and sunny. But it’s more than that. There is hope in the breeze. I can feel the heaviness fading a bit. I feel lighter in my step. After a long, dark, dismal winter is it possible we’ve…

Where do we go from here?

So what have we learned? Where do we go from here? Joe Biden won the Presidency by a convincing margin. But it’s starkly disappointing that 70 million people STILL voted for Trump. Why? It is incomprehensible to rational and moral people. However, having lived through the dark years since 2016…

Here am I. Sitting at my keyboard; lost in multiple ways and meanings. The windows are open. The fresh, warm Spring air is wafting through my apartment. I can see beautiful, violet blooms some fifty feet past the top of my Chromebook video screen. I’ve just finished my scotch while…

Steve Loudermilk

Retired IT professional. Unitarian Universalist. Small town boy, transplanted to the big city. Army Veteran, Dad, Husband, Golfer, Idealist.

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