Pat Robertson: Wordsmith

After a month or so of going at Pat Robertson and Franklin Graham pretty hard, I decided to take a break from writing about their shenanigans. That hiatus was still in force this morning when I was going through my emails and found a Google alert about the host of The 700 Club that linked […]

What Freedoms Are You Restoring?

So, last week, Indiana governor Mike Pence signed the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoraion Act into law. This piece of legislation isn’t a one-off thing particular to Indiana, though; there are similar bills pending across the country, including my own state of North Carolina. Supporters claim the laws aren’t meant to discriminate against people who are LGBTQ, […]

Halloween Isn’t Scary Anymore

So, it’s Halloween again. This is Parker’s((my son)) favorite holiday, He really gets into it, decorating the house, coming up with ever-more elaborate costumes and watching Halloween-related movies (think more Corpse Bride and less Friday the 13th). I, however, am not such a fan. Why, you ask? Because a big part of the whole Halloween […]

An Open Letter To Women Upset About Hobby Lobby

Ladies, I know you’re upset about the Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v Hobby Lobby. Heck, I can understand your anger, at least a little bit. You think we men are trying to control you and your bodies, but we’re not. Okay, we are; but it’s for your own good, I swear. Look, we all know you […]

Community At The Goose

Well, another Wild Goose festival is in the books and, as much as I enjoyed it, I’m glad to be home. Well, sort of; today is shaping up to be a classic Monday. Last week, the kitchen electrical circuit in my house went out. Now, in most homes, this isn’t a big deal. But, I […]

Is It Enough?

In a segment last week on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart talked about the recent spate of anti-gay laws. In it, he spoke about Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of the Arizona bill and Republic opposition to the laws in general. He was not all that happy with their response, since none of them seemed to […]

Having A Beer With Jesus

“Um, I’m Jesus and I don’t get pissed?” In case you didn’t know, Jesus is a bit of a smart-ass. “Come on, man. I know of at least two places in the Bible where you you did, so don’t give me that”, I responded. He thought for a moment, “Oh, you’re talking about the fig […]

Fred Who?

Wednesday, Steve Jobs and Fred Shuttlesworth both passed away.  More than once, I’ve seen people say how Jobs made the world a better place.  I beg to differ, however.  At best, Jobs made this world easier and more enjoyable.  Fred Shuttlesworth, however, truly made the world a better place.  And, most of us have never heard […]