This Land

Woody Guthrie saw “God Bless America” as the wrong song. He was sick of hearing it on the radio.

Temporarily Embarrassed Millionaires

I used that title for a sermon I delivered in February 2012 about income inequality. The phrase, which has been attributed to Steinbeck, is a very loose paraphrase from his “America and Americans”: Socialism never took root in America because Americans don’t see themselves as poor – only temporarily embarrassed millionaires. I added that, speaking as…