Decline in Religious Expression

by Mike Pyatt CNN reports for the first time in 44 years of polling, “religious nones” now comprise as many Americans who claim no religion, as Catholics and Evangelicals. This marks a meteoric rise of “religious nones” as researchers label them, that has grown 266% since 1991. Barring a Holy …

Disquieting Times

by Mike Pyatt In those disconcerting moments, when no one else’s around, one’s confronted with stark reality that our society is troubled, at risk, by internal and external threats-the kind that haunt our reverie. It’s hard to shake. In the midst of constant murmur, that drones a disturbing message, our …

A Case For Permanent Things

by Mike Pyatt In an era of “causes” some noble, others ignoble, a favorite of many is T.S. Eliot. In his day, he too distrusted the elite, saying, “The elites, in consequence, will consist solely of individuals whose only common interest will be their professional interest.” Eliot understood that the …

Big Tent GOP-Yes or No?

by Mike Pyatt A tent can be a metaphor, a symbol, or an idyllic place of refuge, safety, or hiding. Tents can be a place to dwell for some, like the nomadic Bedouins, who’ve lived in black goat hair tents for centuries, eschewing permanent dwellings, preferring portable tents or shelter …