For most of my young life well through college, I considered myself apathetic to politics because I didn't know enough about the issues to care (as a good little Christian Youth, I was Republican by association, but it wasn't something I got heated up about). As I have little to no belief in the ability … Continue reading The Importance of Being Apathetic: or, The Birth of a Liberal
"There's a difference between philosophy and a bumper sticker." ~ Charles M. Schulz My how we love our quotes. They're short, often pithy, relatively easy to remember (give or take a word or two). Put simply, they are, well, quotable. They sure make life easier. And the internet has made it easier than ever to … Continue reading Quote Mining
[Incredibly old, newly rewritten. Probably the very first poem I wrote about becoming an atheist, but even now it resonates. Something for the nerds out there.] You called To end the night on a thought Only to regret your need Before you sleep, words on your breasts “Why are you? “Why?” Nothing said is nothing … Continue reading Issue #50
In exactly one month, I will move to my next city: Nashville How familiar this all is. A year ago, I began this blog to chronicle the 10 Cities project, along with all the other random thoughts, ideas and events that make up my life. As far as major milestones go, the 1 year anniversary … Continue reading Count the days… Again
Recently, while sitting in the back room of my job on a break, I was somewhat captive audience to a conversation between two coworkers that required a little personal research after the fact. The conversation spring-boarded off of the topic of the Texas School Board's destruction of legitimate education, turning to the tyranny of history. … Continue reading The words we say aren’t meant for anyone.
Vote! "Needless to say I have some unusual habits, yet all these socially acceptable people can't wait to pick up hammers and smash their food to bits. Normal people are so hostile." ~ Dexter Morgan Dexter Morgan. Nancy Botwin. Walter White. Dr. Gregory House. Television right now is a wonderful place for terrible people. Has … Continue reading The Best of the Worst: The Television Anti-Hero
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. ~ Steven Weinberg God, I love whiskey. Love, love, love it. I also have a sweet little thing going with Vodka, on the side. And if … Continue reading Functioning Religioholics.
Here is another one of those contentious posts. Better pop some popcorn. What is the point of prayer? Surely, I'm going to come off sounding quite confrontational in this post, no matter what I say, but I'm going to do my best to engage prayer on its own standards (see, even there I wanted to … Continue reading We lift our hands and pray over your body, but nothing ever happens