Pope Francis and The GOP: Where Is The Love?

Unless you live under a rock, you know the Pope is visiting the U. S. this week. What you might not have known is that Frankie is a “progressive”. At least, that’s what the media (and the Republican party) keeps telling us. Only in the America of the 21st century could a man who’s pro-life, […]

News That’s Not Really News

I would like to think people come here looking for commentary that features depth and nuance. If that’s the case, I am so sorry because you’re most likely fucked; depth and nuance aren’t what you’d call my specialties. I wish they were, but you’ve got to work with what the good Lord gave you. Which, in my […]

It’s Just Fiction?

I don’t know about anyone else, but stories have always been a big part of my life. One of the most fond memories from my childhood is sitting with my grandfather while he told me tales about growing up in the Southside neighborhood of Greensboro. Not only were they entertaining, they made the history of my […]

One of Those Days

For the life of me, I cannot find a topic that I care enough to write about this morning. Like a lot of bloggers, I keep a trove of topics, quotes, ideas, etc. specifically for times like this, but most of them don’t hold much allure right now. And, with all that’s going on in the […]

Another Brick in the Wall?

With the upcoming debate between everyone’s favorite Science Guy, Bill Nye and Young Earth guru, Ken Ham, I thought I’d do a post about the whole creationism vs evolution brouhaha. Originally, I wanted to say “I thought I’d do a post focusing on the whack-jobiness of the creationist side of the debate”, but that belies […]

We Are All Connected

Last night, I was scratching around for something to read when I found a book that Diana’s son had recommended, titled “The Holographic Universe” by Michael Talbot. It explores the metaphysical implications of quantum mechanics and posits that the universe is a giant holograph.  I haven’t read enough to comment one way or another on […]

True Stories

I learned a long time ago that a story can be truthful without being true. I can’t remember where I came up with that, but I’m sure I read it somewhere. I’m just not deep enough to think of something like that without help. But, since I can’t remember where or when I might have […]

God is not a Jerk

The idea that bad stuff happens because God is punishing us for our sin isn’t new; people have saying this kind of thing about as long as they’ve been able to form conscious thought. A quick read shows the Old Testament is filled with verses proclaiming tragedies to be God’s judgment on humankind. I can […]

Lies My Science Teacher Told Me

Following up yesterday’s post, The Flintstones Bible, I want to talk to you about some of the lies my science teachers told me. I know they’re lies because Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), a physician with an M.D. and a B.S. in chemistry and member of the House Science committee, said so. Last year, speaking at the […]

Odds and Ends

Years ago, when I first started to pursue this writing thing, I read that a writer should keep a file of ideas that occurred to them when they weren’t in a position to fully expand them. I’ve done that and it has served me well. While they might good, some of the ideas just can’t […]