Christianity and Gun Ownership

I don't believe in gods or guns. Why this offends the sensibilities of a large portion of America I'll never understand. But, rest assured, in times of trouble, I don't suddenly start praying for a .45.

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Travel: The Final Frontier

Already, the conversations I've had or been party to have illuminated my reasons for doing this project. I'm surrounded by people in their late teens to early twenties, that age when uncertainty about and anticipation for the future are measured in equal doses. Plans are being made, most of which will be abandoned within the next 4 years, if not the next 4 weeks.

Faith in Capitalism

As the debate over the economy rages, one common dichotomy keeps resurfacing to frame the whole topic in drastic shades of good vs. evil.  The opposing forces are Capitalism (good) and Socialism (evil).  Complex narratives often get reduced to such simplistic terms, and we prefer it that way.  "Economics is complicated," we say, "just give … Continue reading Faith in Capitalism

The Occupation of Wall Street

What is going on in New York and many of the major cities of the country (and some of the smaller ones, too) is, I believe, momentous.  I hope so, at least. Labor and Corporations:  A (Ludicrously) Brief Synopsis As a student of history (specifically, 20th century history), I am worried by the recent trend … Continue reading The Occupation of Wall Street