Category Archives: Humor

Concerning Snakes and Bible Study—and Mostly Evangelism, It Seems

Dear Reader,
Let us have some fun while discussing important things.

I can tell you from experience—

And I’ll just pause right here to let you know in advance (for those who’d rather have a heads-up about this sort of thing) that I’m pausing right here to launch into a little demonstration that I hope will set the stage for the point I’ll make eventually in this ever-lengthening short article—which I hope you will opine at length to be brilliant—the point, that is, and not the article itself—although writing a brilliant article is always a nice accomplishment if you can manage it, I believe—

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Life Outside the Market

Let us all give thanks
For the Internet and email and text messages and TV and radio—
Those unassailable domains of the marketers,
Who, being the heirs apparent of all humanity,
Have brought our race finally to this glorious maturity,
Born again by way of the ever-gushing font of ads—
That life-giving stream, as from Eden itself—
Without which no one could ever know
What to think of himself
Or what he needs
Or how to find
His own way
To market!

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There is Reading

There is reading for comprehension
And there is reading because you were reading.

And then there’s re-reading—
Because you had been
Reading for comprehension,
But discovered somewhere along the line
That you had slipped into
Reading because you were reading.

I Saw a Snake

Bullsnake in Laurel, MT. I estimate it to have been approximately 4 to 16 feet long.
We both survived the awkward meeting, and can laugh about it now.

I saw a snake—
Quite a large one, actually—
And some days afterward,
When most of the excitement had subsided,
I realized in my quieter moments
That I had begun to feel as if,
By appearing to me unannounced as it had,
The thing had done me wrong,
And owes me an apology.

But I try to be fair about these things,
And I should tell you that
After ample consideration,
I have not yet imagined a way
By which the thing
Might have broken it to me gently
That it was there.