Category: Potpourri

February 27, 2012

A Peek Into the World of Fangirling

Filed under: Potpourri - 27 Feb 2012

As a journalist there are times I am surprised by what I learn on my travels and other times by what I learn near home. Navigating a crowded Congressional hearing, avoiding insurgents in Fallujah, and driving through a drug gang …

February 26, 2012

Lloyd’s Life Lessons: Forgive!

Filed under: Potpourri - 26 Feb 2012

I have learned that forgiveness is extremely important. In my youth, I was care giver for an elderly neighbor dying of Cancer. On his death bed, he uttered, “I have forgiven my brother”.

The night before my mom died, she …

February 19, 2012

Lloyd’s Life Lessons: Are Our Pets Spiritual Assignments

Filed under: Potpourri - 19 Feb 2012

I believe our pets are spiritually assigned to us. Mary and I had a Border Collie which apparently was not meant to be with us. He dug his way out under our backyard fence and disappeared. Mary searched for him …

February 12, 2012

Lloyd’s Life Lessons: Grateful For The Old Wise Man In My Life.

Filed under: Potpourri - 12 Feb 2012

Whenever I mention sports to my wife, her eyes glaze over. Thus, I preface my comments saying “This is not about sports. It’s about life”.

February 7, 2012

UFOs, Abortion and the Novelist Who Poses with Typewriters

Filed under: Potpourri - 07 Feb 2012

In a Wikipedia entry under ‘Frances Parkinson Keyes biography’ is found a finely preserved picture of the late Mrs. Keyes sitting at a typewriter. There is no paper in the typewriter and there is no paper to be seen anywhere …

February 4, 2012

Lloyd’s Life Lessons: Promotion Comes From God.

Filed under: Potpourri - 04 Feb 2012

What I am about to share is a little embarrassing. I pray my honesty will bless you. Many years ago, Baltimore, Maryland media was buzzing about an upcoming high profile fundraiser for a charity.

February 3, 2012

Movie Review: COURAGEOUS – ‘Honor Begins at Home’

Filed under: Potpourri - 03 Feb 2012

Courageous is triumphantly American and unashamedly Christian. The film wreaks havoc on the generally accepted idea that everything that goes wrong with adults can be traced back to bad childhood experiences which then become excuses for the worst behaviors we …

January 26, 2012

Lloyd’s Life Lessons: 93 Year Old White Woman Taught Me A Little About Race & People

Mary’s mom and dad who raised her are loving in-laws. Despite years of marriage, Mary’s “birth” mother still refuses to meet me or acknowledge our marriage because I am black. Her mother, Easter Pansy, is Mary’s grandmother.

January 22, 2012

Lloyd’s Life Lessons: The Importance Of An I Love My Wife Day

Filed under: Potpourri - 22 Jan 2012

Please do not think I am lobbying for Husband of The Year. I am not. However Mary, my beautiful wife of thirty years, has proven herself to be a wonderful gift from God to me.

In love and gratitude, from time …

January 17, 2012

Sports, Concussions, and Contemporary American Culture

Filed under: Potpourri - 17 Jan 2012

If you follow professional sports, and especially if you are a football or hockey fan, you undoubtedly are aware of the rash of concussions that have rendered players unfit to play. Now there’s a rash of lawsuits being filed against …

January 15, 2012

Lloyd’s Life Lessons: An Unexpected Gift From God

Filed under: Potpourri - 15 Jan 2012

A few Christmases ago, Mary and I flew up from Florida to the hills of West Virginia to visit her parents. Our stay was very enjoyable. The printer connected to her mom’s computer was not working. To print our boarding …

January 5, 2012

Carpe Diem

Filed under: Potpourri - 05 Jan 2012

The last gift has been opened, all the leftovers bagged and tagged, that laaast little scrap of homemade fudge scraped off the plate, and you’ve just come back into the house after sending the “children”, and their children, off with …

January 1, 2012

Lloyd’s Life Lessons: An Unwrapped Christmas Gift

Filed under: Potpourri - 01 Jan 2012

Mary phoned her mom to thank her and dad for the Christmas gift they sent us. Mom reported that dad got his Flu shot yesterday. Mom was in the process of baking bread to take over Mac and Mary’s sister …

December 26, 2011

The Five Best Christmas Movies: And the Gift of Grace and Renewal

Filed under: Potpourri - 26 Dec 2011

Let’s have a happy debate: What are the five best Christmas movies of all time? Obviously, tastes differ and change over time. Here are my five favorites, the ones I am willing to watch every Christmas season, starting with number …

December 8, 2011

V&V Q&A: “Meet the Presidents”

Filed under: Potpourri - 08 Dec 2011

With Walter Eckman

Editor’s Note: The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. In this latest edition, Dr. Paul Kengor, the executive director of the Center, interviews Walter Eckman, author of the …

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