So, shoot me!

Yeah. It’s about guns.  So shoot me. Of all the typical, banal, most trite, most tribal, most revisited, warn-out, decidedly unresolved “controversies” between the left and the right, this is the one that I like the least.  It feels like such a waste of time, and yet it’s also so important, and so boring, andContinue reading “So, shoot me!”

What Does Feminism Mean To Me?

Someone posed this question on a blog, and many answers followed, many from women who seem eager to disavow feminism and detach themselves from the word. Not surprisingly.  The word feminism does have some ugly connotations, though I suspect that many of the ugliness originated in false accusations hurled by people who feel threatened byContinue reading “What Does Feminism Mean To Me?”

I Don’t Want to Live in Rainbow Land And You Can’t Make Me

This is just a short post from the social commentary aspect of my blog. I recently watched the movie The Campaign, a Will Ferrel movie that I would only recommend as a light, entertaining film to watch when you don’t feel like getting involved in serious intellectual stuff. I’m going to spoil the highlight forContinue reading “I Don’t Want to Live in Rainbow Land And You Can’t Make Me”

I Don’t Want to Live in Rainbow Land And You Can’t Make Me

This is just a short post from the social commentary aspect of my blog. I recently watched the movie The Campaign, a Will Ferrel movie that I would only recommend as a light, entertaining film to watch when you don’t feel like getting involved in serious intellectual stuff. I’m going to spoil the highlight forContinue reading “I Don’t Want to Live in Rainbow Land And You Can’t Make Me”

Did You Say Witchcraft?

This isn’t in the usual style of my posts for this blog, but I saw this article today posted by a friend on FaceBook, and I just had to share what I think about this: A mob stripped, tortured and bound a woman accused of witchcraft, then burned her alive in front of hundreds ofContinue reading “Did You Say Witchcraft?”

Aurora Shooting: What Happened To The Smart Hero?

I’ve seen a lot of posts on Facebook and Twitter of people sending good wishes to the victims of the shooting, to the family of the shooter, and to those in favor and against gun control. All sorts of theories will develop in the next few days, and for myself, I have already considered theContinue reading “Aurora Shooting: What Happened To The Smart Hero?”

Bully See, Bully Do

Last night, after an almost unbearable television essay about teens who ended their lives on account of relentless bullying, I endured yet another twenty minutes of a show in which Dr. Phil, and another prescriber-of-cures-for-social-ills whose name I don’t remember, gave teachers and legislators a grade of C- for their inability to stop bullying inContinue reading “Bully See, Bully Do”