Category: Tank’s Column

  • Let’s Try Really Listening

    (by Tank Tankersley) Dana, please forgive this woefully inadequate synopsis of your most recent sermon. It falls far short of doing your message justice. I only hope to make a […]

  • Taking the Time

    (by Tank Tankersley) Almost forty years ago, right out of law school and pre-epiphany, I’d oft have occasion to talk to smarter, more experienced, more successful lawyers on the phone, […]

  • One Thing the World Can’t Take Away

    (by Tank Tankersley) In Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, Ebenezer Scrooge replies to his clerk Bob Cratchit’s wishing Scrooge a merry Christmas with, “I’ll retire to Bedlam”. Scrooge cannot fathom […]

  • Thanksgiving

    By Tank Tankersley I don’t imagine for a moment that I can write anything about the holiday that we call Thanksgiving that hasn’t already been said, and better, by someone […]

  • As We See Fit?

    by Tank Tankersley “There is nothing so ridiculous but some philosopher has said it” (Cicero, De Devinatione, II, 1191).  But compared to the politicians, the philosophers are the wisest of […]

  • A Name For Ourselves

    by Tank Tankersley God withheld many abilities from me, but some He granted.  All of us can say that, can’t we?  Oh, I’ll concede that there are those irritating few […]

  • The Creator’s Way

    by Tank Tankersley Have you ever observed that, as to any matter of significance, it is almost always easy to know what to do but hardly ever easy to do […]

  • Whatever Happened to Nice?

    by Tank Tankersley I’m standing in line to pick up a prescription at the drug store, and a “lady” old enough to know better walks in front of me as […]

  • Senator Kennedy

    by Tank Tankersley “Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind” (John Donne, Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, Meditation XVII (1642)). When I learned that Senator Kennedy had […]

  • Weasel Words

    by Tank Tankersley, Please pardon my immodesty in observing that I have something in common with the apostle Paul, that “super Christian”.  Like him I am well aware that of […]