Author: Wayne Engle

‘Hatred’ can be directed many ways

At noon Friday, Jan. 20, Donald J. Trump took the oath as the 45th president of the United States. Hundreds of thousands of Trump supporters were in Washington, D.C., for the festivities — inaugural parade, new president’s speech, the inaugural…

Share

A Christmas NamVet reunion

You Numbah One! You Numbah Ten! Choi Oi! White Mice … Victor Charlie … The “NamVet” words he’d heard every day while he was serving in the Vietnam War, 50 years before, ran randomly through Brad Harper’s brain as he…

Share

Kaepernick the ass, and a new anthem

This column is about a childish, spoiled football player who doesn’t know how wonderful he’s got it; and about the song that has inspired his nonsensical raving and disrespect of a national symbol. Colin Kaepernick, did you feel that you…

Share

Journeying toward Orthodoxy …

“Orthodox? Is that Jewish?” That’s the reply I’ve gotten, several times, from friends I’ve told that I’d like to convert to the Eastern Orthodox Church. And the question was usually accompanied by a puzzled frown that told me the friend…

Share

A Christmas angel in the house

This Christmas story will, I hope, show that sometimes, during the magic of the Yuletide season, people at odds with one another due to religious doctrine or other factors, can learn to “love thy neighbor,” as the Bible directs. ——…

Share

Does America need The Man With No Name?

Are there really such things as “guardian angels” — people, or “beings,” who suddenly appear, mysteriously, at just the right place and time, to save human beings who have become too timid and cowardly to save themselves? If you’ve ever…

Share

There IS something we can do about it!

“There’s nothing we can do about it!” I think that’s one of the most contemptible sentences in the English language. And nowadays, we here it from everybody, starting with the politicians in Washington, the governors in our state capitals, our…

Share