We talked, he apologized, we made a deal, and I have no hard feelings.

After I posted about a random message which exacerbated conditions created by my relapse to anorexia, (and after the sender came into that post and left some disjointed and strangely hostile comments) an acquaintance of his delivered me this message from him: JT,I’m a dick. I’m a horrible person. I’ve wronged many people in the [Read More...]

Random cruelty.

For those who don’t know, I’m a recovering (and now relapsed) anorexic.  I try to write about my mental health issues as openly as possible.  However, when they get tangled with other people, I tend not to write about them – just out of courtesy for those people.  That is why I’ve not written much [Read More...]

Give my wife a birthday present!

Today is my lovely wife’s birthday.  She just made a post on her facebook page about what she wants for her special day: Hey all – It’s my birthday, so I’m going to put a shameless plug for two communities that mean a lot to me on my wall. If you’re willing and able, it [Read More...]

Moody the owl to accompany us on our journey.

We’ve acquired our welcome package which was delivered to Michaelyn’s mother’s house – and delivered by owl no less! We decided to take the owl with us and have him pose at all the exotic locations we are to visit.  However, first we had to name him.  I suggested “Mad Eye” in remembrance of my [Read More...]

A double standard that will go unnoticed by everyone upset about today’s marriage happenings.

If the SCOTUS had ruled to invalidate same-sex marriage, you’d have heard that god answered their prayers. Pat Robertson would’ve taken to the air as quickly as possible along with Glenn Beck, Brian Brown, and more to state, with unwavering certainty, that god (who supposedly doesn’t interfere with free will) dipped his hand into American [Read More...]

Why we argue.

I had a friend in college named Kevin Sweet.  He was kind, quiet, and a tad brilliant.  My arguments from failed biblical prophecy are largely taken from him.  He’s now gone off into the world to seek his fortune climbing anything made of rock that has a really high peak.  We’ve not talked in many [Read More...]

Thanks for the donation, Lawrence!

Since I started blogging about my relapse into anorexia I’ve gotten a few donations from people, some very substantial.  I’ve tried to email everybody back, but this morning I received a donation without a return email address.  So Lawrence, thank you. Yesterday I called a doctor in the hopes of getting back on my SSRIs. [Read More...]

Dusty and Suicide

Discussing depression and suicide isn’t really my thing, despite suffering through it myself (though for different reasons). I’m not sure I’d say I’m a fan of this “Cult of Dusty” character. I think he has his moments, even if I disagree with him on some points. One of his recent videos popped up on my [Read More...]

On Robin Williams’ death, PZ Myers does not speak for me.

I hate the call-out culture that is developing in the blogosphere.  Admittedly, I used to be a part of it, and now I regret it.  It’s not that people never need to be called out, but it seems like a good portion of the blogosphere is just looking for any little excuse to snipe and [Read More...]

Now this is flattery.

This is almost too much to be believed.  I’m flattered to all hell, but this tweeter must be confused: If you can’t tell, that’s me being lumped in with Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Bill Nye, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson.  What do you even say to something like that?  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think [Read More...]