Five Things That Will Shock Our Grandkids About Us

I’m a big fan of the TV show Mad Men, which takes place in the midst of the Madison Avenue advertising agencies back in the ’60s and ’70s. Sure, I enjoy the drama and the “cool factor” of Don Draper and his cavalier ad team. But for me, the most fascinating part is all of the cultural [Read More...]

Hey, Wise Guy! (Heretic’s Guide Study for Sunday, May 26th, 2013)

This is a sampler of the full content offered at Heretic’s Guide to the Bible. Click the banner above or below to connect with the full weekly studies, live chats, videos and a growing Heretic’s Guide community. Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) First Reading Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Wisdom (a feminine figure) longs [Read More...]

My Most Recent Video Project (Water 2012)

This really has nothing directly to do with theology or family, though its message of resource awareness and conservation certainly aligns with my feelings on environmental stewardship. Anyway, this is a project I worked on recently for an organization in Colorado called Water 2012. Their goal is to engage average citizens in the important movement [Read More...]

The Daily Show Does “Occupy Wall Street”

Say what you like about Occupy Wall Street; this is funny stuff. Just goes to show that, whenever humans are involved, there is the opportunity for both tragic error and big laughs. The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook [Read more...]

Wrestling With Ethical Food Choices

I’ve always been a fan of the philosophy that if God had meant for humans not to eat meat, it wouldn’t taste so delicious. Mostly I like that perspective because I’ve grown up eating some kind of meat my entire life. But lately I’ve started to wonder if there’s a Biblical basis for vegetarianism. In [Read More...]

Pueblo Going Nuclear? (NewSpin)

Newspin Pueblo Going Nuclear? (Originally printed in PULP) Everyone’s aglow about the prospect of nuclear power coming to southern Colorado. Given the ongoing plant disaster in Japan, it seems the timing for such a proposal could not be worse, though the plans for the 24,000-acre Clean Energy Park southeast of town were moving ahead well [Read More...]

House of the Rising Stench | P.U.L.P: Pueblo Colorado

NewSpin: House of the Rising Stench Written by Christian Piatt December 2010 There’s a home down the street from us that’s affectionately known by neighbors – particularly those within smelling distance – as “The Toilet.” On warm days, the distinct smells of decaying garbage and slow-rotting feces waft through the air. Gross, right? Try living [Read More...]

NewSpin: Noise Pollution, Tax Solutions and a New Infusion

NewSpin Noise Pollution, Tax Solutions and a New Infusion By Christian Piatt (Originally published in PULP) In a knee-jerk decision, Pueblo City Council established a new sound ordinance based on a woman’s complaint about a neighbor’s garage band practicing nearby. The gist of the ordinance is that, if your neighbors can hear you, it’s too [Read More...]


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