We live against backdrop of literal, metaphorical catastrophe

The man on the radio, who happened to be Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana, said we are in “a proliferation of crises” like he has never seen before.

A passenger plane shot from the sky, makeshift morgues, the Ukraine on fire, allegations of children used as rocket shields, terrorists carving an ever wider and bloodier path through Iraq and thousands of children kept like dogs in a kennel on our southern border — a senator may call it a proliferation of crises, but to my eyes it looks like hell on earth.

We had a house guest this week.

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