Why I Go to Church

Last night I took my wife to a concert in Boston. It was her Christmas present, finally come to fruition, and we both left work early to make the drive/pilgrimage to the House of Blues to see her favorite band, Walk Off the Earth. The concert was standing-room-only, which I thought would be fine because […]

You Don’t Get To Decide What Happens When I Die

Someday my physical body is going to stop working. Probably because of something dumb I did, but hopefully a long time from now and quite peacefully. But however and whenever it happens, it is going to happen. And when it happens, when I die, my soul, my spirit, my essence, my eternal energy is going […]

I’m Sick of This LGBTQIAPK Garbage

I was perusing Facebook yesterday, as one does, when I came across a video shared by my friend Phony Toot. Phony had been watching a few too many Ted Talks I think, and she posted a video with the title “Hey Doc, Some Boys are Born Girls,” and I thought, before watching it, oh no, here […]

Twelve Adventures: #12 – Thanksgiving With the Pilgrims

So here we are in November of 2016, and while I have been avoiding social media and this very site, I have not stopped having adventures. We said we were going to have twelve, and twelve is what we were going to have, no matter how many unconstitutional parades tried to get in our way. […]

Was Spanking His Son King Solomon’s Greatest Mistake?

I am going to confess something to you right now. I have spanked my children. It has almost always been when I am severely angry with them, and I have always felt terrible about it afterward. I am trying extremely hard not to lay a hand on my child in anger, or even as a […]

Bad Friday

When I was a kid, I could not fathom why this day should be called “Good Friday.” Easter, sure, that could be called “Good Sunday,” but Friday was not good. It was, in fact, very, very bad. Good Friday might be the day that most exemplifies the worst in humanity. Our tendency to judge others; our […]

This Year I’m Giving Up Being Fat and Lazy

There was a slightly awkward silence in the room as we all tried to fill it with mumbles and smiles and half-sentences. “I’m not saying that you have to do anything!” Rev. Dark Murmurs insisted, “I was just wondering if you were doing anything for Lent this year.” It seemed as though no one in the room, […]

Thou Shalt Not Break

Despite some opinions to the contrary by the doggedly non-religious, the ten commandments are actually still a pretty good set of rules to live life by. I like to think they would be my innately known moral rules, regardless of religious upbringing. Stripped of Judeo-Christian trappings, they boil down to these simple life guidelines: 1. […]