Mark D. Roberts
December 2008 Archives

Here’s the next addition to my unusual bumper stickers series. This one is sure to bug my friends in California, who tend to think that Texas has too big an ego. (It’s ironic, really, because many of my anti-Texas friends […]

Yesterday I put up a photo of a curious bumper sticker: I noted that many people in America share this sentiment. I know people on both right and left of the political spectrum who really do want to “Vote the […]

Here’s the next installment in my unusual bumper sticker series. This one expresses a sentiment felt by many Americans. . . . I’d say Amen to that, except, as a Presbyterian, I don’t say Amen to things. But I do […]

I’ve been noting some unusual bumper stickers recently. These are the sort you don’t see every day, not even in Texas. And you never see things like this in California, at least not in my experience. So I thought I’d […]

It’s been a while since I posted excerpts from the Boerne Star police blotter. Here are some of the highlights from the last few months: July 25 30000 block of Fairway Vista, 8:05 p.m., Several residents reported two salesmen being […]

One night this last week it snowed in Boerne. Now if you’re from places like Minnesota or New England, you’ll probably find it odd that I’m excited about a half-inch of snow. But even a dusting of snow is a […]

In my last two posts I’ve been examining some recent statements by Bill Maher on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His comments about the estate tax, though admittedly laced with humor, reflect a distressing though relatively common shallowness in […]

Yesterday I began examining a statement by comedian and commentator Bill Maher. He made this statement on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, in a context of discussing what the Republicans need to do to become a viable party. According […]

A couple of weeks ago I tuned in to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. (One of the happy benefits of living in the Central Time Zone is that most television programs come on an hour earlier than on the […]

Thanks to my sister, I recently learned of a fascinating new approach to Christmas and Advent. Started by five pastors in 2006, Advent Conspiracy encourages us to: Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, and Love All. Check out this short […]