American Parser

Standing In The Gap Of The Real And Perceived

American Parser: 2014 in review


Many thanks for reading my stuff at American Parser this year, everybody! American Parser reached readers in 55 countries in 2014! I hope along the way you were inspired, informed, … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Social Networking: If It Doesn’t Kill You, Does It Make You Weaker?


I have a friend, a 40-year-old family man, who is a whiz at networking in general, which includes online social networking, in a way that I could never care enough … Continue reading

December 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

When God Welches On Us


Five funerals have impacted my life this year. A beloved, lifelong educator who came back from a massive stroke at age 49 and was holding his own against colon cancer … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Ferguson Keeps Happening


Behind the uproar over recent incidents in Ferguson, Missouri, and support around the country over that uproar, is the same discontent that has fueled earlier protests, such as those in … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Goodbye, Kate. Tomorrow Starts Without You.


Sunday night, November 23rd, 2014, we lost Kate Barnett in a traffic accident on a road trip with her boyfriend. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Sometimes I wonder … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

If South Carolina Can Come Out, So Can Jack And I!


So, as a modern, free-spirited American male, what do I think of same-sex marriage finally coming to South Carolina? I think it’s terrific, that’s what! http://bit.ly/1p1sNE7 Why, you ask? Well, … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Value Of Your Vote


After last night’s 2014 mid-term election results, Republicans are cautiously emboldened. Democrats are disappointed and bracing for the cooler air that comes with lame duck season. It’s 2006 turned inside … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Heart Of Worship: Keeping The Main Thing The Main Thing


Victoria Osteen’s little faux pax recently made waves in the Christian worship community. I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she was inarticulately saying something basically sound. … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Refreshingly, Obama, The President, Opens Up. And It Could Be Worse.


Real Talk? It’s easy to point and bitch. Disclaimer: Although I’m an active voter, I didn’t vote for Obama. Or, by the way, McCain. Or Romney. That all said, our … Continue reading

August 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Now Barney Gets Frank


  Well, Barney Frank, recently retired Democratic U.S. House Representative from Massachusetts, now boldly proclaims that Obama lied when selling Obamacare to the American public, telling us that we could … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

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