Where is God when good things happen?

The dead of Colorado cry out for an explanation: how could a good and all powerful God let such a thing happen? Christian philosophers provide decent answers to this question and Christian ministers comfort. After all, if the problem of “evil,” the hurt and sting, is not made less if we discover that there is [Read More...]

Birdemic: I feel Shock and Terror

Last night I rested from sanity and watched Birdemic: Shock and Terror. That the film is a marvel akin to Plan 9 or Manos tells certain folk all they need to know. If you love bad movies, you have already seen Birdemic, a plausible candidate for Worst Movie Ever. One personal rule for this title [Read More...]

Halo is better than most work?

When I am sad, I often read Sherlock Holmes: lots of Sherlock Holmes. Victoria and Albert is excellent television comfort food and Mary Poppins works well as far as movie goes. Every so often a retreat from the slings and arrows of outrageous America is welcome. I need to remind myself that such a retreat [Read More...]

Lincoln: Vampire Slayer

If Lincoln killed vampires, he would be no greater than Lincoln was. Lincoln died making men free, killed by a friend of slavers. His murder on Good Friday echoed a greater death that made men holy. I understand the fun of seeing the Rail Splitter blast the undead, but I hope the real Lincoln is [Read More...]

On School Supplies

In my childhood school supplies required no batteries, but did leave a boy armed and dangerous. Every year, I bought a new compass, not the directional kind, but a metal probe designed for drawing circles used by students to spear unwitting victims. I never used this compass for its intended use any more than the [Read More...]