Just an Observation

The southeast is known for many things: the southern accent, friendliness, conservative values, etc. The pacific coast is known for many things: the climate, the scenery, liberal values, etc. Do you know what I’m finding to be the starkest contrast in my move back to the southeast? People’s attitudes about change. In California everyone was all about change, being the… Continue reading

The Actual State of Marriage in the US

Today, an interesting article appeared in my news feed that made me curious enough to do more reading about marriage and divorce. The facts, when isolated from a conservative or liberal agenda, are sobering, fascinating, and not at all what one might think given media coverage of the same. Here is an encapsulated version of the information I found. The… Continue reading

Dominating the Public Conversation

I have thought for some time that the approach of the Christian church to institutionalize extreme dogma as a central tenet of the church would backfire on them in the long run by making them irrelevant to more and more real people living real lives in a real world.  Well, this seems to be happening. Sadly this abrasive blaring of… Continue reading

For All My Conservative Friends…

OK, so this post is only being written for 2 people… :o) Most people who only quasi-know me, mistakenly assume I’m a just a liberal. In some ways I am. But most mistake my strong libertarian views for liberalism. And on most social issues, I tend to be very libertarian and sometimes liberal as well–and proud of it too might… Continue reading

O Dear!

Well.  Mother is over it.  She told me today that she thinks I’ve gone off the deep end, [I love that southern coastal expression.]  that I’m on a rampage and have just become too fanatical, way too fanatical.  She is much too polite and loving to ever post such a thing on my blog, but that’s how she feels about… Continue reading