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 Does Your Body Need Vitamin Supplements?

February 5, 2018When I was on the mend from two cracked ribs, etc., the doctor prescribed, among other pills, a once- a-week-50,000-unit pill for vitamin D. That set me to wondering about the implications o...
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We Must Not Be Lulled Into La-La Land

May 20, 2018 Society of the Divine Word Southern Province U.S.A. Provincial Superior, Father Paul Kahan, sent an urgent email to all of us at 8:20 in the morning of May 7, 2018. Held at gunpoint was the tit...
Paradise

What is your piece of paradise here?

May 28, 2018Due to ministry, rarely have I had an opportunity to view the Kentucky Derby Run For The Roses, aka “The most exciting two minutes in sports.” One might quibble over one or the other heavyweight...

A Greiving Mother’s Mother’s Day

May 13, 2018It was a month of Sundays since A Greiving Mother's Mother’s Day I had received a call from Hannah Augillard Benjamin, but the approach of Mother’s Day 2018 changed that abruptly. Dreary and pai...

Have Opioids Entered Your Life?

January 15, 2018The pain medicine Tramadol was prescribed for me recently, to be taken every six hours or according to my need, to suppress the pain attendant to two ribs cracked when I stumbled on a marble...
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Poindexter At The Bookends Of My Pastorates

 January 22, 2018Shortly after the October 17, 1981 beginning of my first pastorate at Saint Martin de Porres Church in Prairie View, Texas, Poindexter came to be a well-known name that formed part of the f...

We Waste Untold Amounts Of Spiritual Gems

January 8, 2018The outsize physical world in which we live is a paradise overflowing with myriads of spectacular fauna and flora stunning in their variety, purpose and utility to us. About 200,000 years ago...

Ex-Slaves Are Laying Siege To Heaven’s Gates

June 11, 2018                                                                                                         1Born a slave on June 27, 1766 in Saint-Marc in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (Hai...

Every Column/Sermon/Task Is A Meditation

January 29, 2018 Though the following thoughts seem only clerical in nature, they pertain to every human being. When taken into ourselves and absorbed as part of us, a column, sermon, task and all human end...
Historic Photos of New Orleans by Melissa Lee Smith

Historic Photos of New Orleans

Melissa Lee Smith Hardback, 2007, 204 pages Publisher: Turner Publishing Company ISBN-10: 1596524057Birthplace of jazz, home to the beignet, city of a thousand legends, New Orleans grew out of a unique b...
Brother Dege - Scorched Earth Policy

Brother Dege – Scorched Earth Policy

Brother Dege, who recently found fame for his track ‘Too Old To Die Young’, being featured in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’, produces a stunning album in the form of Scorched Earth Policy.Admittedl...
Balkan Beat Box - Shout It Out

Balkan Beat Box – Shout It Out

This electic album from Balkan Beat Box is far from well within the boundaries of traditional Balkan music – as their name may suggest. Their heavy electronic basslines and wild wizardry connecting saxophone (c...
Yilian Canizares

Yilian Canizares – Invocacion

There are so many influences in this album; Cuban, Jazz, Venezuelan, Swiss, it’s hard to note from each song what track goes into which category. Indeed, they don’t. It’s all too easy these days to want to brac...