Normally a post like this would be reserved for looking back at all the rest of the posts over the course of the year, and we’d all reminisce about our favorites or some such. But seeing as how this blog only started less than a month ago, such a post would be a tad premature. […]Read More Looking back on 2015
For the better part of the last couple days, I’ve been in bed. Part of this is due to a lack of employment during winter break, for it’s difficult to find substitute teaching work when class isn’t in session. But more importantly than that is the fact that I’m one of the more than 350 […]Read More The funny thing about depression…
I realize that I said in a previous piece that I’ve tried to ignore Christmas the past few years. And it’s true, I have. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t used the day to enjoy myself and/or celebrate togetherness with those I love. My girlfriend, Chelsey, and I had a wonderful Christmas together, in fact, […]Read More A Christmas present for Chelsey
I think it’s a sign of the cultural dominance of the Christmas holiday that a person such as myself can feel that my topics for blog posts are entirely limited to the various jolly festivities the season imposes upon us all. There are few other holidays in our society that bully everyone into paying homage […]Read More Secular Salutations!
Ever wonder why Donald Trump is doing so well in the polls? Hardly a day goes by without him making some sort of insulting, degrading, or otherwise frat-boy-esque comment. Meanwhile, your average candidate for president can hardly trip out of line by accident without being burned at the stake of public opinion. I mean, back […]Read More Why is Donald Trump so successful?
Yesterday I wrote about the nonexistent-yet-ever-noticeable War on Christmas. It’s fun to write about such topics every now and then, but it’s important to not give too much food to the trolls that feed off of any criticism or rejection of their persecution. So never minding the people who are convinced that the institution of […]Read More Christmas: the melting pot of holidays
Twas the last month of ’15, and nearly every single day, one could hear screams and shouts when wished Happy Holidays! “War on Christmas” season was at an all time high, beginning this year with a red coffee cup crime. “Persecution!” they cried, when they got not their way. Then they pissed and they moaned […]Read More Twas the War before Christmas
Monday was the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, which left 20 children and six adults dead in a mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. In no small part because of the age of the majority of the victims, the Sandy Hook shooting has left an indelible mark on the American consciousness. Not so indelible […]Read More Three years after Sandy Hook
Easily the most influential author behind my personal apostasy was Christopher Hitchens. The infamous contrarian demonstrated more courage and style in a single conversation than most people do in the whole of their careers. Whether or not you agreed with him on his various stances, you had to at least pause to consider his thoughts, […]Read More In memory of Christopher Hitchens
What would we do without the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? Or the architecture of the great cathedrals throughout the world? Surely, the world would be a poorer place artistically if not for religion. This is a pretty common trope to come from people of different religious persuasions when attempting to convince the nonreligious […]Read More Does secularization of culture threaten the arts?