Game of Thrones – latest review

My brief review of last night's Game of Thrones episode. I'm always wanting to hear what you think.  

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Charlottesville, VA

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

Change Announcement

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

The Boston Globe f* – ahem, I mean “fouls” – it up again.

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.

A (former) Christian’s Argument for Atheism

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

The Presidential Election: a eulogy for decency?

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?

Pronouncing The Walking Dead Dead

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.

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.

Does organic food cause autism? Could Nicolas Cage movies make you more likely to drown? Six ways to misuse statistics | Puff the Mutant Dragon

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

Christmas in July – Thank you to recent readers.

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.

The Christian call to action

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

Let me tell you what a “money maker” is

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

Happy Easter: Crumbs of Hope from Reality TV

Warning: irreverent pics ahead. Purpose: to offset serious subject matter. Today is Easter. Last week also saw the Purim: Ta'anit Esther - March 23, 2016 and Shushan Purim - March 25, 2016, about which I know embarrassingly little. So other than commemorating the event, albeit late, I'm going to keep my mouth shut and my pen still … Continue reading Happy Easter: Crumbs of Hope from Reality TV