Christmas. People sharing joy, generosity, love and a greater sense of compassion. We open our hearts and our checkbooks to those of lesser circumstances and the homeless. We’ll remember the sick or lonely, making sure to visit, or call, or write. Those are wonderful, wonderful things to do. Alongside these people we see clearly and … Continue reading Christmas List for When Christmas Hurts
My brief review of last night's Game of Thrones episode. I'm always wanting to hear what you think.
What happened August 12th is nothing short of domestic terrorism, which needs to be addressed with swift, sure and passionate justice. The White Supremacists who gathered in Charlottesville embrace an ideology that is nothing short of evil incarnate. Do not get me wrong on this point. Do not think I miss this crucial reality. The … Continue reading Charlottesville, VA
Check out my review of "Spoils of War" at my sister blog "Diary of a Screen Junkie." Westeros is one big poker game with high stakes, and everyone showed their hands.
I don't know if my followers are still following, but, just in case ... I'm letting everyone know of some future changes. (Although one of you checked in today. As long as you're not my friendly, every-day troll, all0w me to wave "hello!") Over the years, this blog's content has varied widely: poetry, amateur journalism, … Continue reading Change Announcement
So, it's officially a "thing:" misotheism. I am not alone. We should get tee shirts. http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/08/my-take-why-some-people-hate-god/
I've had it. I'm sending this one right to them (The Globe.) Let's see what happens. I ask that your office read this letter in its entirety. I realize that it is rather long; I’ve included several citations and sources to substantiate my comments. I’ve followed the Globe’s reporting of child abuse and DCF for … Continue reading The Boston Globe f* – ahem, I mean “fouls” – it up again.
This was so important to me I decided to blog it. It's about something the Pope, my most favorite person in the Universe, said. "How many times have we all heard people say 'if that person is a Catholic, it is better to be an atheist'." ~ Pope Francis http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/pope-suggests-better-to-be-atheist-than-hypocritical-catholic/ar-AAngu7y I've been running this … Continue reading A (former) Christian’s Argument for Atheism
I’ve read the coverage of Trump’s “win” with interest. I could take many roads: the plethora of even more disgusting information about him that’s come out post-election and why the %#*)!! is the media just publishing it now?. Hasn't Meghan Kelly ever heard the phrase "too little too late"? The NYT is just now exploring … Continue reading The Presidential Election: a eulogy for decency?
The Walking Dead. I stopped watching after this season’s second episode. I haven’t seen it since. The narrative tone, the authorial position, have all changed drastically. These story lines weren't allegories masquerading as horror, with ultimate sympathies for the human race. Instead, the viewer became subjugated to a taunting, teasing author whose narrative, like Lucille, … Continue reading Pronouncing The Walking Dead Dead
The Sound of Silence: Shame. I got a new follower the other day. Yay! Hello New follower! So, it got me to thinking … which some say is always a dangerous thing … maybe I’ve neglected my blog too long. Why did I neglect my blog so long, someone may ask? Bear with me. As … Continue reading The Sound of Silence: Shame.
Back in the 1940s before the polio vaccine was invented, the disease caused a lot of anxiety among parents of small children. How could you reduce your child’s risk of contracting this nasty … Source: Does organic food cause autism? Could Nicolas Cage movies make you more likely to drown? Six ways to misuse statistics … Continue reading Does organic food cause autism? Could Nicolas Cage movies make you more likely to drown? Six ways to misuse statistics | Puff the Mutant Dragon
I haven't written in a while. ... To be blunt, I've been encountering alot of Universal Resistance -- what-the-hell-ever I mean by that. Personally, I think it could also be called Asshole Resistance. I'm still pondering why the Universe populated my particular corner with so many assholes. Probably it's ultimately my doing in some cosmic way; and … Continue reading Christmas in July – Thank you to recent readers.
I was all set to write a post about Christian Identity, and how I believe moderate and liberal Christians have allowed our identity to be co-opted by a fundamentalist right. I believe that to be true, I believe it is a tremendous problem in the Christian community that has led to the decrease in church … Continue reading The Christian call to action
So, I was listening to Thomas Rhett's "Get Me Some of That" and I got pissed. Now, there's Maddie & Tae's "Girl in a Country Song" that addresses this painful trend of late where male-pov country songs present an ideal that isn't what it used to be. But, as Rhett was crooning to his neo-country … Continue reading Let me tell you what a “money maker” is