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Chill out. It's just a cup.

O, Come All Ye Ignorant

Every year at this time, it is inevitable that someone (usually multiple someones) will say something stupid in the name of their faith, without actually knowing what the hell they’re talking about. 2015 brought us the sagas of the Starbucks cup, and the Simon Malls glacier. Two basically innocent incidents […]


I don't think I'd make a very inspiring disabled person. - Cameron Tucker, Modern Family

The GoFundMe Mentality

This is one of those posts that’s going to reaffirm some people’s opinion of me as “bitter”. I’m okay with that, because I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t at least a tinge of bitterness behind this writing. Yesterday, I saw on the news a story of an “inspiring” […]


I READ BANNED BOOKS

I like big books and I cannot lie

This week marks what I consider to be one of the most important issues in our country. Yep, it’s Banned Books Week. It astounds me that in 2015, this still needs to be a thing. It disappoints me that there are people who are willing to literally rip books from […]


Ashley Madison header

I’m trying to care

I keep trying to dredge up sympathy for people like the Duggars, or the hacked Ashley Madison accounts, or the people who committed suicide because their Ashley Madison accounts were hacked. Seriously, I’m trying. But, a wicked part of me is laughing maniacally. (Except about the suicides. Even I’m not […]


Rachelle Friedman Chapman by Revolution Studios

Let’s Discuss Rachelle Friedman Chapman

I’d like to have a frank discussion with the media about Rachelle Friedman Chapman, the so-called “Paralyzed Bride”. In 2010, Chapman was paralyzed when she was thrown into a swimming pool at her bachelorette party. It was practically the definition of “freak” accident. But, it wasn’t enough to just report […]


Logo for Americans With Disabilities Act 25th anniversary

25 Years and Counting

Sunday, July 26, 2015, marked the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and my local paper made a big deal out of it with a whopping two op-ed columns. Both extolled the virtues of the Act, of which there are many, and exclaimed over the progress made since […]


Confederate flag flying

Not a Rebel, Not a Saint

There has been a LOT of attention given to the Confederate Flag these past weeks, following the tragic murders of nine congregants in a Charleston, SC, Bible study. I was as horrified as anyone to hear about the killings in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, especially considering it was […]