A Fight You Can’t Win

Many people like to talk about someone’s “brave battle with cancer”, like it’s a war; the implication being that if you’re tough enough, you can kick its ass and expel this nasty stuff from your body once and for all. There’s only one problem with that: it’s bullshit. Cancer is like luggage; you have it until […]

Lent: Big Old Ball O’ Fun?

No, it’s not. Lent sucks. But, it’s supposed to suck; that’s kind of the point. Lent, for those of you who might not be familiar with it, is a liturgical season usually celebrated as winter comJeses to a close. It’s 40 days, not counting Sundays, of fasting, penance and prayer that is supposed to prepare Christians for the […]

Jesus Is the Reason for the Season?

Actually, he’s kinda not, but you’re going to hear this a lot for the next few weeks.  Especially since the official propaganda apparatus of the Republican Party (Fox News) claims there”s a war on Christmas.  Plus, Rick Perry has decided that the culture wars give him the best shot at eating into Newt Gingrich’s lead […]