Not all conversations are worth having. While sharing our thoughts is basically the only way we have of connecting with each other, most of the encounters in our daily lives are banal and trivial, the exchange forgotten moments after conclusion. There are many weighty matters worthy of a robust discussion available to us, but one […]

Tomorrow marks the celebration of the birth of the Nazarene. Although his actual, historical entry into the world cannot be known, December 25th is as good as any other date. We don’t know the actual date because there are no historical records, no contemporary writing or archeological evidence to clue us in, and while this […]

Now that all the votes are counted in the 2016 Presidential election,  the losing candidate received almost 3 million more votes than the candidate declared the victor. At final count, 2,864,974 more people voted for a candidate who will not be President. This shouldn’t happen in a democracy, however as enlightened minds will tell you, […]

I stopped writing about the 2016 Presidential election as it seemed to be talked about, pontificated about and debated in every medium available to people to communicate with. Now that it’s over, and the initial shock has worn off, I thought I’d jot down a few thoughts for posterity’s sake. With a TV celebrity and […]

Libertarianism as a political philosophy, values liberty as its core principle. It believes in maximizing individual autonomy and freedom of choice. Like any other political philosophy, it exists on a spectrum from one extreme to another, but generally the modern Libertarian is socially liberal, i.e. supporting that people can do what they want to do […]

This video perfectly displays the two main reasons I’ve come to despise Donald Trump: He makes boastful, bald-faced assertions of his greatness and expertise on any subject. He immediately disparages any opponent with the same childish tactic of calling them a failure. He does both of these things with no evidence of his position, or […]

Yet again, the world must face man-made atrocity that is almost unimaginable. Almost, because it’s so common now that we actually can imagine it, and it’s only a matter of time until someone, in this case an American 29-year old named Omar Mateen, makes it a reality. This homicide of incredible savagery is quickly labeled terrorism, […]

My lack of output could be construed as the proverbial block often attributed to those who put words on paper. It’s actually a combination of not wanting to merely create content, but to write something meaningful, and ambivalence over the current state of affairs. I read a decent piece on Slate which criticized the online […]

At a NC rally for Donald Trump, Pastor Mark Burns was asked to warm up the crowd for the headliner. The good Pastor did his best to pump up for the Trump, but he also took advantage of the opportunity to have a microphone and a captive audience to comment on one of the Democratic […]

In what is being called one of the biggest upsets in modern political history, Bernie Sanders took the state of Michigan from the presumptive victor, and kept his upstart campaign for President very much alive. With all the Southern States behind them, the Democratic Primary moves into what is arguably more fertile ground for the […]