Category Archives: Film

Vote

Do you vote?

I belong to that generation (Boomers, Busters, whatever you want to call us) that shows up to vote. I vote in every election. I vote early because I do not like lines but if I have to wait in line to vote, I will wait in line to vote.

President to dog catcher, I do not care. Tell me I can vote and see if I do not find a way to get to the poll. I love showing up at the polling place, showing an ID and I ADORE  getting a ballot to mark as I please. I like completing the ballot. I check it over to make sure I voted as I intended. And I really like putting the completed ballot in the ballot box.

My generation likes voting.

We may be the last one.

In the last midterms (Senate, Congress, Governors) less than 14% of millenials turned out to vote. Last week I found myself wondering how many of the protesters in Washington DC (either side of the aisle) turned out to vote. Age profiling would indicate, if you are looking at a younger protester, you are probably not looking at a voter.

I don’t know how many of the Protesters were paid, either, but chances are there were more than a few. The distressing scenes were just too beautifully choreographed to have been spontaneous.

I think it is time we got back to voting. My decrepit, grey  haired generation will see you at the poll. It is time younger people decided to go with us.

Wash and Wonder

I don’t think God knows much about business. God says “You gain by losing” How can that work? I doubt God knows much about mathematics. God says “The first will be last” and “The last will be first” So even God’s numbers can’t hold their spot. I wonder if God knows military strategy. God sends… Continue Reading

The Necessity of the Christ for a Good Life

On Resurrection Sunday a few years ago, numerous pastors of churches in a fading mainline American denomination rose to deny Jesus. The statement dozens of these heretics had agreed upon was spoken as in unison. They said, “Jesus, called the Christ, if he ever actually existed, was certainly not the  divine Son of God and… Continue Reading

Writer’s Note II-On the Sabbath Day (Christian)-Discrimen

I am writing in this space about Jesus, whom I call the Christ. His name is part name, part title, as are most of our names, if we know them. If we do not know the title that is our name, no matter. we seek titles to put before and after our names, cluttering our… Continue Reading

The Perfect Villain, Post Six

Follow God? Obey God? Sacrifice for God? I barely want anything to do with God. That is, if God is only or mostly the silly, smug person presented in our dumbed down churches. God better be better than what we hear, or what is the point? Most Americans could attain the same things we get… Continue Reading

Perfect Villian, Post Two

Months ago I promised a second post to the one just previous to this one. I promised it “tomorrow.” Months ago. My tomorrows almost never get here.   The Perfect Villain, Post Two Long, long ago, before the word villain meant evil, or enemy, it meant ordinary. Plainness was villainy. Commonness implied evil, denoted the… Continue Reading

A Perfect Villain

A Perfect Villain by Rick Davis Day One     The trap most certain to catch and hold us is one we set for ourselves. Current American culture with its hodgepodge of Traditionalists, Moderns and Whatever Comes After (including Gen-Xers, Millenials, et al) may soon complete its trade-off from a society with some agreement on… Continue Reading

A Refugee, An Immigrant and a Pilgrim…

…are remarkably similar, if we think about it. Each one is a person moving through a reality not of their own making. Each one needs some kind of motion, some plan of action and, frankly, some help along the way. Since each one moves through a reality they do not make each may move physically,… Continue Reading

Heroes

The rich TV preachers, you know the ones I mean, they tell you to give money to God but you must send it first to them; they tell us our faith is somehow deficient if we suffer at all.  Gain is good, they tell you, and brag about what God gives them through you. Jesus… Continue Reading