While we lift our voices up in praise and adoration and thanksgiving, others are lifting up their voices in anguish and lament. Continue reading
Category Archives: Violence
Not One More: Evidence of a (Not) Free Country
Deven Guilford was another unarmed teen who was shot to death by a police officer. Guilford was pulled over without an infraction. He was refused his constitutional rights. He was tasered, and then shot seven times. The police officer was deemed justified in the courts, thus far because he had bruises from a struggle. I … Continue reading
B-More: Sh! It’s not about Race.
It seems that nearly everyone believes the right way to protect the black male body is to beat it. Continue reading
Why Easter is my least favorite holiday.
After four years of putting it off, I finally went to my parents church to see their infamous Easter play. No, it’s not little kids singing off key, that would be cute! Their Easter play is reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ. A full reenactment. First, Christ walks around blessing people and preventing a woman … Continue reading
“Why is holding back, showing weakness?” Jon Stewart
Why indeed? Is it not easier for us to let our temper get out of control than to suppress it? Is it not easier to lash out rather than to step back and think? This is the kind of thing that our culture is teaching our children that I fear is promoting our ridiculous amounts … Continue reading
9/11 Post. No pictures Please.
I think we’ve all seen those images enough to last a lifetime. They are burned into my mind, and I would imagine that they are burned into all of yours. Why do we need to voyeuristically review the pictures over and over? How about we focus on not letting our government tell us a lie … Continue reading
“It’s amazing how ‘punch’ has been equated to inciting violence” … Is this guy serious?
What the hell else could ‘give them a good punch’ mean Pastor? Okay maybe I’m way behind this train, but I just watched the video of Pastor Sean Harris talking about giving your gay kids a good punch and his supposed “I’m reformed” speech on CNN and Young Turks. This is the problem I have … Continue reading
One Million Arrows: One analogy I loathe.
Psalms 127: 4-5a Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them… This was part of the pastor at my parents church’s message today. He kept it short, and he kept it on the family. It was AWANA … Continue reading
BDSM: A return to traditional roles?
Thanks to Fifty Shades of Grey, there has been a big spotlight on BDSM lately. I haven’t taken a real interest in it, not having read the book myself, until I read “The Joy of Submission” as told to Erin Zammett Ruddy in Marie Claire about a woman who sexually empowered herself in a maledom … Continue reading
Six years since I’ve been this stupid No one to account to last time Nine little lines where only I can see them It’s not enough to satisfy Wipe the tiny droplets away Store red washcloth for tomorrow Or maybe this is not enough Maybe there’ll be some more tonight. Ten and eleven, push down … Continue reading