Tag: religion

“Eternity Don’t Sound So Good”

It’s Sunday, revival time at the Baptist church. I don’t like it much, but the punch and cookies are good, that is if I can hold my patience until the end when all the “amen-ing” is done. I stuff those cookies in my mouth…

Our true history

Paying Homage to the ancient ones. (Click audio and view photos)   I can only imagine their struggles as they fought for survival.   daily word prompt:  Homage    

A plea for humanity — Will you join me at the river?

It wasn’t a Sunday morning. It was a Thursday evening. I sat on a wooden pew where, beneath my feet in the 1800’s, slaves had congregated to worship in a hole made of dirt. On April 27th, at that same location, I was inside the Simpson…

Be careful what you wish for

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Denying Religion

Almost every time I get to one of those revivals, the grown-ups say, “Cono, don’t you want to be saved?” “From what?” I say. “Why the Devil hisself,” they say and then they add a bunch of amens to go along with it. Unless…

Two pills and a Bible

                               It had started off on a bad note or rather a bad sore throat. I guess I’d lived there long enough to pick up Temple germs from the Junior…

My gift to you

I painted this on the first day of the Iraqi war and named it “Peace Bubbles.” (I sold this painting and believe it is hanging on a wall in a yoga studio in NYC) Whatever traditions you celebrate this season, I hope your life…

Letter to a dead friend

In the 1930’s, a sad seven-year old Cono writes a letter to his deceased friend. Dear Gene,             I hate it that you’re dead and that those stupid doctors in Roby couldn’t fix you to save your life. We had more things to do, you…

“Fanatics” Against Prostitution!

Greta, one of Sadie’s fellow prostitutes at the bordello, tries to comfort her after they learn members of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union are coming to town to Protest against vice. (From The Last Bordello)     Greta put an arm around Sadie. “I love you…