crosseyed and painless

Facts just twist the truth around, Facts are living turned inside out This one starts with a story. In June of 2018 I was nearing the end of my time at the small tech company at which I was employed. I took a chance a year earlier and joined a startup as their sales director…

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slow and steady wins the race

It is an attempt at self-actualization that sometimes pays off and sometimes doesn’t. When I first started publishing my writing, I really didn’t like the idea of referring to it as a blog. I went through a number of phases. I posted one article about a famous musician that was shared a whole bunch and…

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repentance is the cure

On their 1995 record Jesus Freak contemporary Christian music pioneers dc Talk wrote a song called “Colored People” and wooo boy in light of current events is it something. There has been a lot of talk this week about evangelical (for lack of a better term) leaders holding a rally for president Donald J. Trump…

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backwoods nation

Bloodlust often presents itself as patriotism, and we as a country absolutely fucking love it. If you’ve been on the internet in the last few days, you might have noticed that it’s 2003 and everyone is falling in line to send more of our men and women to die in a foreign country based on…

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grey world

-a short story- Everything about today went exactly as planned. Every meal, every flight, the trip from the concourse to the rental car garage, and from there to his very planned meals and meetings. This was, of course, by meticulous design.  Greyson’s home office, as best as he remembers it, has an entire bookshelf dedicated…

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theoretical love for other people’s unborn children

It is not an exaggeration to say that I think about this sentence every single day. Every time I see someone of faith shamelessly overlook a key tenet of their beliefs in the name of a Republican politician who pretends to care about freedom of religion, I am reminded that for many people there is…

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on america and natural selection (kill the poor)

“When it comes time to pay, just a few weeks after getting a loan, most borrowers find they can’t afford to do so, according to the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. As a result, the vast majority of payday loans — 80% — are rolled over or renewed within two weeks. Most loans go to…

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on happiness

All of our efforts to find or create happiness turn up empty because happiness is something that has to find us. One of the most obvious phases that I went through recently was that of being a guy that gardens. Growing up in South Florida as the son of a very Floridian garden mom, it…

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first ever A/D hate mail roundup

For an audience the size of mine (not very big), I get a lot of emails from people who are very mad about how I portray disciples of our president and the party that has welcomed him with open arms. To be fair to almost half of the people in this country, it has been…

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what you believe is inconsequential

As is so often is the case, Christian proselytizing and political colonization worked hand-in-hand to whitewash into submission almost two millennia of native culture. One of the more normal but not actually normal things that I remember doing as a kid was stressing about how many people I talked to about Jesus. The guy was…

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