Scott Postma

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No Reason for Christmas

Celebrations don’t generally need justification, as most of us find plenty of reasons for celebrating. Friday night, for example, is when lots of people let their hair down after a long week at work. In our modern industrialized culture that values work and production above most everything else, a Friday night […]

A Lesson From a Tombstone: Part Six

{If you missed it you can read Part One here, read Part Two here, read Part Three here, read Part Four here, and read Part Five here.} Lastly, the nameless dead man died foolishly. His epitaph will forever be: died eating library paste. What could be more absurd, more ridiculous, than a […]

A Lesson From a Tombstone: Part Five

{If you missed it you can read Part One here, read Part Two here, read Part Three here, and read Part Four here.} The nameless man was dead. And strangely, it wasn’t his dying that got to me. We will all die one day. As the fellow said, “No one gets off […]

A Lesson from a Tombstone: Part Four

{If you missed it you can read Part One here, read Part Two here, and read Part Three here.} The dead man was nameless. From antiquity to modernity, a person’s name has typically been symbolic of his or her identity. For example, Solomon, the name of the King of Israel who famously wrote, […]

A Lesson From a Tombstone: Part Three

{If you missed it you can read Part One here, and you can read Part Two here.} Finally, the more serious questions—the human questions—made their way up the levee and displaced the silty ones, distilling truths in my mind like the clear waters of Lake Tahoe. Who was this unknown man? Was he […]

A Lesson From a Tombstone: Part Two

{If you missed it you can read Part One here.} Wandering among the dated memorials trying to decipher the stories of shades who walked the dusty streets a hundred years before, we came across the most unusual and intriguing tombstone. In one sense, it was very much like the others around […]

A Lesson From a Tombstone: Part One

Midway along our journey from Las Vegas to Reno, my family and I wandered off the highway into a savage and stubborn wilderness to find a rest stop to let the kids take care of business. What we discovered though was a strange piece of history that compelled us to […]