Writing X-rays 1

“Words can be like X-rays, if you use them properly–they’ll go through anything.” Aldous Huxley, Brave New World. I’m a writer (or at least I flatter myself that I am), so words are kind of my thing. Every once in a while, I’ll run across something that seriously changes my outlook, or how I think, ...

What I Think: About LGBT&Q Rights and Marriage Equality 12

Disclaimer: You (yes, you) should only read the following post if you are actually interested is finding out what I think about LGBT&Q rights and Marriage Equality. I’m going to warn you right off the bat – this is probably not going to be very funny (of course, on the other hand, it may be; ...

Reading Rousseau: The Problem With Education

I am currently writing a book, set 200 years in the future, after the near-total splintering of society following the election of a narcissistic, childish, manipulative con man/businessman to the American Presidency. The story takes place in two bordering countries: the remains of the U.S.A., and Bernietopia, i.e. the northeastern part of the U.S. It’s ...

A Few Thoughts On: The Dakota Pipelines 8

As you may have noticed (or may not have), I haven’t posted anything in awhile. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to: I have. There really are just two reasons why I haven’t. Reason #1: I’m working on a book. It’s a satire that looks at the U.S.A. in about 200 years, based on my ...

My Dog Eats Poo: A Disgusting Allegorical Tale 5

My Dog Eats Poo: A Disgusting Allegorical Tale
Our current oldest dog, Elsie, is a sweetie; she’s the princess of our little doggie family. She’s an English Springer Spaniel which, for my money, is one of the most beautiful breeds of dog. She is also probably the smartest dog we have. Now, at thirteen, she’s almost blind, and pretty much deaf (although the ...

Now What? 10

I’m freeeeeee! Finally, at the age of 51, I’ve graduated from college. Yay me. I’ve spent the last 3 1/2 years busting my butt, studying, reading, thinking, and writing, and it’s come down to this: I got an email the other day saying that they’ve checked, and yep, I’ve completed all the requirements for a ...

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation: A Largely Unknown Known

For those of you who are interested in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, here’s a link to a paper I wrote for Napenasi.com, a blog I write for Nape Na Si, a mission organization that works on Pine Ridge: Shaking Up the Blissful Ignorance: I hope you’ll take the time to read it, and then more ...

The United Colonies of Corporate America

There is a sentiment that often pops up in a meme posted by veterans, that says something along the lines of “I swore an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. That oath has no expiration date.” Although, it is normally posted by my more right-leaning brethren, ...

What’s Wrong with Me? A Little Overdue Self-Examination 2

There is an anecdote, perhaps apocryphal, that G.K. Chesterton once responded to the question, “What is wrong with the world?” from The Times of London with the answer, “I am.” Now, Chesterton was a very, very smart writer, critic, and theologian, so who am I to question him? However, he died in 1936, and the ...

Bernie Sanders: Why I’m Feeling the Bern (As Stupid As That May Sound)

I am kind of proud to support Bernie Sanders. Granted, I’m only kind of proud because I’m having a hard time believing that there’s a politician out there that I can support, that I can vote for, as opposed to voting against the other guy. I’m a firm believer that a person has to be ...
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