Will I get to take my long-delayed Uganda trip this summer? God only knows, but I am hopeful…

This is not the first time I have had an Africa trip postponed due to disease. In fact, it’s the second time in a row….

Let me backtrack a little. Prior to 2002, I’d have told you I was not cut out for foreign mission travel. But in the summer…

A grocery run for essentials turns into a snack food double bill

I was not planning on making either Chex mix or jerky this weekend — the time to make snacks would have been at the beginning of a three-day weekend, and before a predicted snow event, not the end of one.

But I had to stop at Kroger. I wanted some…

Ghost riders in the sky. Yippie-yi-yay!

This is based on a sermon I preached in 2007. I polished and updated it for a lay speaking assignment today, but it turned out I was not needed after all, so it went unpreached. I decided I would share it here anyway.

Psalm 29 (CEB)

A psalm of David.
You…

Idle speculation from someone with no direct sources or connections whatsoever. Your point?

The CW — a network that, right now, is mostly known for its DC superhero shows, as well as “Riverdale” — is jointly owned by Viacom (parent company of CBS) and Warner Bros.; that’s what the CW stands for. It was formed by the merger of the former UPN and…

Today’s Sunday afternoon kitchen project…

A few weeks back, I discovered Glen Powell, a food blogger from Toronto, Ontario, who publishes, on Facebook and YouTube, under the name “Glen & Friends Cooking.” He’s fun and easy to watch, and has good recipes. His (I assume!) wife always joins him to taste the finished dish. He…

Before HBO’s Roys, there were the Binghams of Louisville

I have not, I admit, watched “Succession,” HBO’s ongoing series about the trials and travails of the fictional Roy family, whose patriarch is at at least partially inspired by Rupert Murdoch. I’ve read some recaps on the AV Club website, though, and been curious about the show.

But for years…

I was stubbornly determined to get a 37-cent hamburger today….

I am generally quite comfortable with the various fast food chain mobile apps and loyalty programs, and have quite a number of them on my phone. I like the convenience of ordering in advance, taking my time to look at the menu and specials, and then basically just picking up…

Virtual restaurants started before the pandemic, but the explosion in delivery and curbside pickup has sped things up

Plastic container with takeout chicken wings

I had Cajun-seasoned chicken wings and curly fries today from It’s Just Wings, a restaurant that doesn’t actually exist. The wings were just fine.

Some of you are already familiar with the concept of the “virtual restaurant,” but others may be less familiar. Basically, a virtual restaurant is a delivery-only…

If you’ve never made your own, you need to. ASAP.

Yesterday, the women of the church I attend held a bazaar and bake sale. I had contributed a dozen bottles of my homemade fermented hot sauce (nearly all of this year’s batch — I held out two bottles for myself). I ended up buying a jar of homemade dill pickles…

John I. Carney

Author of “Dislike: Faith and Dialogue in the Age of Social Media,” available at http://www.lakeneuron.com/dislike

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