Author Archives: Lincoln Brunner

Blowing up the neighbor’s house with dynamite

Score one for Big Brother. By now people have heard and read so much about Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist rant that he’s on his way to being old news. For those who’ve just awakened from a coma, … Continue reading

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Cubs loss: A predictable story

Some stories satisfy you because of an unexpected twist, others because they so richly fulfill expectations. As predictably as a rom-com ending with a kiss, the Chicago Cubs lost at home yesterday during the 100th anniversary celebration of their beloved … Continue reading

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We’re short-timers in a big world

I attended the┬ávisitation service this past weekend for a man I never met. His name is Steve. He’s the husband of our youngest daughter’s 3rd grade teacher, a woman who actually has taught all three of our daughters at the … Continue reading

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Hope springs everywhere

A few days ago here in Wisconsin, it was in the 60s. The air was warm. Children laughed and played. Adults laughed and played. The grip of winter lay broken under the weight of sunshine and joy and … “What’s … Continue reading

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MH370: The cold void of not knowing

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing one month ago, carrying 239 people who almost certainly are now dead. But what happened to that plane? That’s the question still burning in the minds of family members and people around the world … Continue reading

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Gendercide: A terribly common story

There’s a story out there, a very common story. It goes something like this: I did what I wanted, how I wanted, to whom I wanted, because I wanted to do it — or at least felt I needed to. … Continue reading

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Eyewitness News

Walking through the ancient remains of Memphis, Egypt, last week provided a solid reminder of just how important on-site documentation is for the preservation of history. The sphinx shown at left is a well-preserved artifact of ancient Egypt — one … Continue reading

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Find the truth, know the truth

On your next half-hour break, take a listen to this fascinating Radiolab feature on the real origin of the AIDS pandemic. I learned all kinds of stuff — including how old HIV really is, according to some very dedicated biologists … Continue reading

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It’s just an angel — settle down!

If you’re looking for some levity in the Bible, an honest-to-goodness laugh, read Acts 12:12-17. Stories like this cannot be made up. Let’s track it: The apostle Peter, fresh off a divine jailbreak, makes his way back from the Big … Continue reading

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The PowerPoint of the Prodigal Son

Sometimes the truth has to be dissected to be understood. But big truths don’t get communicated that way — they are best viewed and absorbed as a whole picture. That’s why art works. That’s how art works. And I think … Continue reading

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