Friday Open Thread

On this date in 1975, The Edmund Fitzgerald sank on Lake Superior killing all 29 crew members.

An Unsafe Enterprise

Scott Ott wrote this shortly after the church shooting at Sutherland Springs, Texas. It is beautifully written and, in my mind, goes right to the heart of why the Christian faith is not for the feint of heart.

Here’s the transcript:

Churches cannot be made safe. We can station armed guards, and members of […]

R.I.P., Tom Petty

As details remain pending on specifics beyond cardiac arrest, shocked and saddened with news of Tom Petty’s passing. Here are a few favorites …

R.I.P. Harry Dean Stanton, 1926-2017

Veteran character actor, occasional leading man and WWII veteran Harry Dean Stanton passed away yesterday at age 91. The cause of death is listed as natural causes. He was one of Hollywood’s most prolific living actors, appearing in 199 films and TV shows over the last 63 years, according to IMDB.

Stanton was […]

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Tuesday Open Thread 

Men of the 16th Infantry Regiment, U.S. 1st Infantry Division wade ashore on Omaha Beach on the morning of 6 June 1944.


Sunday Open Thread 

North African American Cemetery and Memorial, Tunisia

R.I.P. – Chris Cornell

Age 52. Damn. Gen X’ers and beyond, please share your favorite Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog tunes in the comments.

R.I.P. — Jonathan Demme

Damn. Granted, Jonathan Demme not cranking out greatness like he did in his 80s and 90s heyday, but still sad times when someone passes away. Far too many favorites from his music video and movies — Stop Making Sense, Married to the Mob, Philadelphia to name a few — but Something Wild ranks at the […]