Death From Above! Sloppy Bats!

If you've read my Falling Leaves post on Earth Day, you know I have a somewhat grim view of what's coming. Based on nothing more complex than the fact that we have no way to control human population growth, and will probably never have a conscious, deliberate way, we are screwing ourselves out of a future. Control will come from outside, via natural forces, and it will be ugly.On that light-hearted subject, here's an interesting article from the New York Times: The Ecology of Disease. … [Read more...]

No Secret Here: I’m Voting for Obama

Facebook friend Dave H. used the acronym "LMO" in a political comment earlier today. After I asked about it, he clarified: LMO stands for “Lord Messiah Obama.”Ack. My reply went on for a bit as I explored how I felt about Obama, and other things. I’m reprinting it here because ... well, I wanted the clarification to get a larger airing:Re: Lord Messiah ObamaI don't think Obama sees himself that way. I don't think thoughtful people see him that way. … [Read more...]

An Open Letter About the Making of Mistakes

I’m always afraid of screwing up. Seriously.That's especially true when I'm online, because sometimes online reactions can be extreme. One little mistake, and you’re suddenly The Enemy.I once got on the wrong side of a group of women on a feminist website, and ... damn, it got nasty. Some of the nice ladies actually followed me to the comment sections of other websites to point out what a viciously sexist woman-hater I was.I’ve made disparaging comments about tattooing, and oh boy, you do n … [Read more...]

The Brassican Heresy (repost)

Warning: The following post is long, and may contain insults to French people. And Christians. And probably frogs.[Repost from Jan 18, 2012]______________________________I’d like to propose to you a daring hypothesis.You may be surprised by it. You may be stunned. You might even be shocked. Because this is such a daring idea, some of you reading this right now may actually be horrified. There’s even the possibility – distant, but real, so I have to warn you – that one or more people about … [Read more...]

Handball, Popcorn and Jesus

I played handball when I was younger. I never got very good at it, but the game still left an impression on me.My best memory of it was something surprising that happened one day after I’d been playing for a few months, something that had nothing at all to do with handball. … [Read more...]

You Sleigh Me

In fond memory of cooler days, here's a pic from back when I drove sleighs and haywagons for a living.That's me on the driver's seat. Up front are my coal black Percheron draft horses, Esther and Jim, both close to a ton in weight. Running alongside is my German shepherd best friend, Ranger the Valiant Warrior.This was the early 1990s, and I was already happily godless.  … [Read more...]


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