The Fruitcake Chronicles

(The Following is a re-post of The Fruitcake Chronicles. I first published this six installment short story in the Auburn Reporter Newspaper. Like a good fruitcake, I regift it every year. Merry Christmas!) The Fruitcake Chronicles: An Old Fashioned Christmas (Part 1 of 6) “Sir, I’m not going to ask you again. Put the fruitcake […]

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The Problem With Christmas Magic Kingdom Faith

The Problem with Christmas Magic by Doug Bursch I enjoy Disneyland. Disneyland is square footage within a well fortified boundary. Within the boundary is magic; outside the boundary is Southern California. Southern California is less magical. My family and I regularly travel to Southern California for the purpose of abiding within the fortified boundaries, within […]

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Surviving Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving thoughts inspired by the fourth chapter of Paul’s letter to the Philippians. “Rejoice in the Lord always!” Not in the Seahawks. . . definitely not always in the Seahawks. Infrequently, maybe? But “always” is the Lord’s. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.” But again, not in the Seahawks. Not always, […]

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The Anonymous Demon

At least a dozen demons answer to the name Anonymous. At one time these demons had names, but they’ve lurked so long under the cloak of anonymity that their names have simply been forgotten. They abide in just about every corner of the blogosphere. Mean spirited comments attached to meaningless user names. Wickedness with a […]

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The Anti-Revolution and the Void that Remains

The Anti-Revolution and the Void that Remains By Doug Bursch Anti is a revolutionary prefix. When joined with the right name, system, or organization, it can change the course of a nation. Anti topples entrenched regimes and tyrannical dictatorships. Anti unites diverse factions under a shared purpose; a purpose often rooted in anger and frustration. […]

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Saving Aimee Shines (A Review of Kathie Lee Gifford’s New Musical)

I just witnessed the official premiere of Saving Aimee at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater. First breath requires I honor the spectacular radiance of Saving Aimee’s lead, Carolee Carmello. Her portrayal of Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson is best categorized as anointed. It would be inappropriate to avoid religious imagery in relaying her gloriously captivating performance. Carmello […]

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Gravity, Dark Matter, and Dancing with the Stars

Astrophysicists Saul Perlmutter, Adam Riess, and Brian Schmidt were recently awarded the Nobel Prize for their work concerning the universe and everything in it. Their recent research has contributed greatly to the discovery that the universe is not only expanding, but actually speeding up. The reasons for the Universe’s expansion and increased acceleration are less […]

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