Category Archives: materialism

Keeping Up Appearances

Several years ago, my son Kendahl introduced me to what is now one of my favorite television shows. The British sitcom, Keeping Up Appearances, was written by Roy Clarke and ran from 1990 – 1995. However, today, the programs are repeated … Continue reading

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IBM in WWII Germany

Barnes and Noble is a great bookstore, providing a variety of historical books. The one I discovered after church today was entitled, IBM and the Holocaust, by Edwin Black. He, through investigative journalism, discovered how Hitler and the Nazis were … Continue reading

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The Stuff of Life

In one of my English classes recently, I asked my students to read an essay entitled, “Why We Keep Stuff,” by Caroline Knapp. She wrote about keeping ATM receipts, movie ticket stubs, and “cigarette” jeans from her anorexia days. Why hang … Continue reading

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