Of Chia Pets And Used Underwear

Today, I want to share an article I found this morning in The Old North State Beacon (“All the fake news that’s fit to print since I made the site up this morning”): Woman Stunned To Find Poor And Homeless Don’t Want Her Leftovers          A Greensboro woman was bewildered when a local ministry for […]

The Obligatory “What I’m Thankful For” Post 2014 Edition

  Well, it’s Thanksgiving and you know what that means: it’s time for one of the few lasting traditions here at The Progressive Redneck: “The Obligatory “What I’m Thankful For” Post, a collection of the more trivial things that I happen to be thankful for each year. Normally, I write this the day before Thanksgiving but, […]

Why I Do What I Do

Anyone who reads this blog on any kind of regular basis knows about my shameless adoration of Love Wins Ministries. I’ve sung their praises multiple times (like here, here and here), but since last August that love has taken on a more tangible form: I am an official, for-real volunteer; aka, a regular. It’s something I’ve wanted […]

First World Problems

I’m having another one of those days where I can’t seem to write anything worth reading. This time, however, it’s not writer’s block or lack of ideas. This morning, I’m having a hell of time thinking about anything other than the fact that my head hurts like a mother…, well, you know. I’m not sure […]

Food and Poverty

Last night, my brother, who is a fresh food Nazi hippy advocate posted a Slate article titled Food Deserts Aren’t the Problem which made the (not so) startling declaration that access to better food didn’t necessarily translate to improved health for people experiencing poverty. He expressed incredulity at that, saying: “Having access to fresh food doesn’t make people healthier? I […]