Ask your doctor about drug X!

Let me tell you how my morning went. Six months ago… JT:  Hi doc.  I have problem A and problem B.  You’re a doctor.  I pay you money to fix those problems and to make me feel normal. Doctor:  Try drug X for problem B.  It exacerbates problem A, but it can fix problem B. [Read More...]

Praise the text message

Date: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 6:06 PM Subject:  Text message alerts Hello, My name is James Pelton, I am a member of Indian Hills Community Church in Lincoln, NE. My church has been looking around for some time for a ‘Text Alert System’ to allow the church to send out SMS text messages to [Read More...]

We know how to party

It’s a commonly accepted fact that atheists have no morals.*  So when my friend Cambridge and I got mostly moved into our new house today, how did we celebrate? Heroin? Orgy? Fuck no.  We pushed it to the limit. * Invitation to quote-mine the hell out of me. [Read more...]


In the next half hour I’m leaving my honey to fly back to Ohio and then pretty much working and traveling non-stop until the end of the year.  This vacation has been good for me.  I was strained.  I’m in much better shape now. Leaving Michaelyn is always hard though.  I wish Kansas and Ohio [Read More...]

Ode to materialism

To assuage my Lebron James-induced rage, here’s a post about things I either now own or plan to own that turn my frown upside down. I now own this game.  It is awesome. I’ve also decided I spend too much time sitting.  I sit at work and I sit to game/write.  So I’ve decided to [Read More...]

A chance encounter and words unsaid

Last night was my last night with my family for a while.  Today I fly to Denver to be a big, bad celebrity atheist poker player (and to vanquish fellow FtBer, Ed Brayton).  Last night we all went out to eat to celebrate a wonderful time home. At the table next to us was a [Read More...]

Maybe I was pushing it a little hard

Since coming home I’ve slept 10 hours each night and napped every day…and I’m still feeling tired. Maybe I’ve been pushing myself pretty hard the last few months… Thanks for tolerating my absence while I get some R&R.  I’ll be back soon.  [Read more...]

Home, sweet home

My home town is a never-ending supply of amusement in the form of humanity’s lowest common denominator. My folks and I were in Wal-Mart today getting me a birthday cake (relax, it’s not for a while, but I’m home now), when I snapped a picture of this upstanding gent. Who knew the president is “Marxiist” [Read More...]

Home again, home again

I am taking some time to visit my family down in Arkansas.  The timing is good and it’s much-needed.  For the last month and a half I’ve been keeping a fairly exhausting pace.  This will help me recharge for fall. The blogging will be light during this time.  I am fortunate to have a very [Read More...]

Rambly post about gratitude and praise

My life is weird. During college, I made a name for myself with a style of activism that mixed fucking with people with serious rebuttals.  It worked for me and I had fun (I give a talk about it here). Now I’m kinda grown up, no matter how much I fight it (and boy, do [Read More...]