Culture Archive

  • My wife and I recently said goodbye to Direct TV and all of the local cable services, and instead bought a Roku set-top unit and a Netflix subscription for eight […]

    The Gospel According To Earl Hickey

    My wife and I recently said goodbye to Direct TV and all of the local cable services, and instead bought a Roku set-top unit and a Netflix subscription for eight […]

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  • I don’t normally admit this out loud, but I was listening to NPR today.  I had a 45-minute wait late in the afternoon, and the AM radio reception was terrible. […]

    Children Are Not A Fashion Accessory

    I don’t normally admit this out loud, but I was listening to NPR today.  I had a 45-minute wait late in the afternoon, and the AM radio reception was terrible. […]

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  • I’m a modern anachronism.  I try to stay current on technology and cultural changes, and yet I still retain a great deal of the core values and beliefs of generations […]

    Does Anyone Remember Chivalry?

    I’m a modern anachronism.  I try to stay current on technology and cultural changes, and yet I still retain a great deal of the core values and beliefs of generations […]

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  • There’s nothing new under the sun. No problem has seized you except that which is common to man. “But today is different”, you say.  “We have the Internet.  People are […]

    What Was Old Is New Again

    There’s nothing new under the sun. No problem has seized you except that which is common to man. “But today is different”, you say.  “We have the Internet.  People are […]

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  • One of the defining characteristics of American culture is the emphasis on the individual.  Everywhere you turn, it’s nearly impossible to not be assaulted with reminders of how much we’re […]

    My Right To Myself

    One of the defining characteristics of American culture is the emphasis on the individual.  Everywhere you turn, it’s nearly impossible to not be assaulted with reminders of how much we’re […]

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  •   If nothing else, God has a sense of irony.  Only four days after writing my piece titled “Slaves to Convenience”, we were smacked with a tremendous ice storm that […]

    Slaves to Convenience – The Ice Storm

      If nothing else, God has a sense of irony.  Only four days after writing my piece titled “Slaves to Convenience”, we were smacked with a tremendous ice storm that […]

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  • Our society has become dominated by some "enlightened" sentiment that our feelings are the most important thing in our lives.  The unspoken understanding is that the worst thing you can do to a person is hurt their feelings.

    The Offended Irritate Me

    Our society has become dominated by some "enlightened" sentiment that our feelings are the most important thing in our lives. The unspoken understanding is that the worst thing you can do to a person is hurt their feelings.

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  • In the mid to late 1940's people started hearing about the "House of Tomorrow".  It was a time in our nation's history when the bulk of our population was switching from an agrarian to an industrial culture.

    Slaves to Convenience

    In the mid to late 1940's people started hearing about the "House of Tomorrow". It was a time in our nation's history when the bulk of our population was switching from an agrarian to an industrial culture.

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