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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

 


Culture and Tradition
By Mary T. Hoffman

Abuse of Children and Animals - 17 Feb 2006
Addiction to Evil – 12 June 2007
Advent – 3 December 2006
A Holiday for ALL Mothers – 11 May 2008
Animal Sacrifice – 21 November 2007
Arrogance - 22 Feb 2006
Belonging – 3 September 2006
Birth Control and Abortion - 9 Mar 2006
Blasphemies – 23 December 2008
Branding – 21 December 2006
Bullies -14 Mar 2006
Celebrating the Birth of the Prince of Peace while Worshiping the Prince of Death – 23 December 2007
Christ is Risen! - 19 April 2009
Christ Is Risen! Truly, He Is Risen! – 23 Apr 2006
Christmas – 25 December 2007
Christmas Decorations – 29 November 2006
Church Dinners – 5 March 2007
Cowardly Submissive – 22 January 2007
Culture and Tradition - 8 Feb 2006
Discernment – 1 May 2006
DST: Spring Forward, Fall Back – 10 March 2007
Emotional Attachment (Part 2) – 26 May 2007
Emotional Attachment (Part 3) – 27 May 2007
Erosion of Freedom by Dribs and Drabs – 7 January 2008
Father’s Day – 17 June 2007
Fear Makes the World Go 'Round – 25 February 2007
Flag Day – 14 June 2006
Flag Day – 14 June 2007
Flag Day – 14 June 2008
Frank’s Birthday – 30 April 2007
Friday the Thirteenth – 13 April 2007
Giving Thanks and Being Blessed – 22 November 2007
Giving Thanks For What? – 27 November 2008
Glorifying Cruelty – 24 January 2008
Good Friday – 21 March 2008
Great American Meatout – 16 March 2009
Great Friday – 6 April 2007
Great Thursday – 5 April 2007
Greed – 4 December 2006
Greek Independence Day – 25 March 2007
Greek Independence Day – 25 March 2008
Greek Independence Day – 25 March 2009
Groundhog Day – 2 February 2009
Happy Father’s Day – 18 June 2006
Happy Father’s Day – 15 June 2008
Happy Independence Day – 4 July 2007
Happy Independence Day – 4 July 2008
Happy Mother’s Day – 14 May 2006
Happy Mother’s Day? – 13 May 2007
Happy Valentine’s Day! – 14 February 2009
Hardening Hearts Through Slaughter - 7 Apr 2006
Holiday Nightmares - 5 Apr 2006
Holiday Observances - 9 Feb 2006
Holidays – 12 May 2007
Holidays? Holy Days? – 12 April 2009
Holy Friday and Christian Orthodoxy - 21 Apr 2006
Holy Saturday – 7 April 2007
International Respect for Chickens Day – 4 May 2008
International Respect for Chickens Day – 4 May 2009
International Respect for Chickens Month – 1 May 2008
International Respect for Chickens Month – 1 May 2009
Killing Fish – 24 Apr 2006
Labor Day – 4 September 2006
Labor Day – 3 September 2007
Labor Day – 1 September 2008
Language Changes – 4 January 2008
Lessons from History - 23 Mar 2006
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – 15 January 2007
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – 19 January 2009
Memorial Day (observed) – 29 May 2006
Memorial Day (observed) – 28 May 2007
Memorial Day (observed) – 26 May 2008
Memorial Day (traditional) – 30 May 2006
Memorial Day (traditional) – 30 May 2007
Memorial Day (traditional) – 30 May 2008
Merry Christmas – 25 December 2006
More on Culture and Tradition - 17 Mar 2006
Mother’s Day – 10 May 2009
Moving a Mountain – 18 November 2007
NOT EVERYONE LOVES CHRISTMAS – 24 December 2007
Often the Oppressed Become Oppressors – 29 Apr 2006
Orthodox Christian Resurrection Day (Easter) – 27 April 2008
Our 45th Wedding Anniversary – 7 July 2006
Our 46th Wedding Anniversary – 7 July 2007
Our 47th Wedding Anniversary – 7 July 2008
Palm Sunday– 1 April 2007
Palm Sunday – 16 March 2008
Palm Sunday – 5 April 2009
Popular Proverbs Applied – 15 March 2007
Presidents Day – 19 February 2007
Psychopathology – 25 June 2007
Real Food for Thought – 21 January 2009
Reformation Day – 31 October 2006
Resistance to Change – 29 November 2008
Resurrection Day – 8 April 2007
Resurrection Day – 23 March 2008
Rewarding Criminals – 8 January 2008
Scapegoating – 6 July 2006
Sex and Violence – 5 September 2006
Thankfulness – 24 November 2006
Thanksgiving Day – 23 November 2006
The Best New Year’s Resolution – 1 January 2008
There Ought to Be a Holiday… – 3 March 2007
Torturing a Bull for Saint John – 31 May 2007
Traditions of Treachery – 3 August 2008
Turkeys – 22 November 2006
Veteran’s Day – 11 November 2006
Veterans Day – 11 November 2007
Veterans Day – 11 November 2008
Washington’s Birthday – 22 February 2007
What Is “Normal”? – 2 December 2007
Where's the Beef? - 1 Apr 2006
Who Are Saints? – 1 November 2006
Who’s the Psychopath? - 22 Apr 2006

 

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