Planned Parenthood, Abortion and Me

  Confessions of a Reluctant Pro-Choice Advocate Just to warn you, this post is going to be a little more weighty than most of what you’ll read on The Progressive Redneck. I figured I’d make that disclaimer since the title implies that it’ll be the sort of light-hearted romp I usually throw up on the […]

Am I A Good Man?

I have a confession to make: I am a Whovian (aka, a fan of Doctor Who). Don’t worry, though, I’m not one of those uber-nerdy ones who thinks every Doctor after Tom Baker sucks, even though Baker is my default Doctor((we all have one, you know and it’s generally the first Doctor we ever saw)). You […]

My Story Pt III

Today, we come to the third chapter of the saga that is My Story. Monday, I started with the tale of my Leave It To Beaver-ish early years. Wednesday, I laid bare the time I spent as a member of a crazy-ass cult (though exactly a willing one). Today, the story spans a much longer time; almost 30 years […]

A Good Man Isn’t Hard To Find

As I read that title, it comes to me that I probably should apologize to Flannery O’Connor for stealing her words (but that’s another story, so to speak). Adding the qualifier “If you know where to look” to the title might not be a bad idea, either. It seems hard to find these days, but […]

Boston, Baseball and My Old Man

Sports have been never a huge thing in my family. If my brother or I wanted to try out for a team, our parents supported us wholeheartedly, but they never pushed to play. Which is really unusual, since both mom and dad were athletes in high school. Of course, my parents are anything but usual […]

Good From Bad?

Once, someone told me I would make a good pastor. I just don’t see it. In my mind, a pastor is the person who guides you through the hell life can become sometimes. Not even taking into consideration the fact that my life is a perpetual shambles, I wouldn’t do well in that position because […]

Those Damn Poor People

This morning, as I always do, I made a cup of coffee and sat down to see what blog fodder I could pull from the ephemera that is the internet. Many days it can be a bit of a chore; not today, though. One of the very first things I saw was a story shared […]

Living on Borrowed Time

This camper build isn’t going quite like I thought it would, but that seems to be the case with any project I take on. There have been setbacks, like the roofing issue I mentioned last week. I thought I had it taken care of, finding a suitable replacement at a building supply center. When I […]

All Week Long

I want to warn you, the posting schedule here may be a little off this week. That’s because I’m taking on a pretty big project: building a teardrop camper. First popular in the 1930’s and 40’s, teardrops are small campers that resemble, well, a teardrop. For example:               You can, […]

The Year in Review

2012 departs at midnight and, evidently, that means we’re supposed to look back and reminisce. I’m not exactly sure why, but who am I to question the prevailing paradigm? 2012 was pretty eventful. Oh sure, not as much as 2001 or any of the WWII years, but it is the most lively one in a […]