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

Buying a Galaxy…

Well, only if you have as much money as Mitt Romney. We can only afford a solar system: a 5.76 kwh system (that’s the DC numbers) designed to replace 75%+ of our electric bill with electricity from sunshine. The system pays for itself in 7 years. After that, it’s free and clear energy that doesn’t pollute our world. We’re excited!… Continue reading

A Sermon that Resonates

I stumbled upon this by accident. Normally, I’m not patient enough to watch a YouTube video that’s 18 minutes long. But Dr. Ray immediately caught my attention with his concept of the Canon within the Canon. What he says in this short sermon resonates deeply with me. The message of the real Christ of the Canon is social justice. Faith… Continue reading

Jesus, a Socialist

Not too long ago I posted on Facebook that Jesus was a socialist. (Dare the historical fact that the early church even experimented with communism be mentioned?!) My comment drew the ire of a well-meaning conservative. Some of the ideology with which she responded was a vivid reminder to me of why I fled from religious fundamentalism decades ago. As… Continue reading

Absolutely Essential Reading

George Lakoff* wrote a brilliant and insightful piece, What Conservatives Really Want**, probably the most important piece I’ve read this century, and I’m not kidding—essential reading!  My dear conservative friends and relatives need to read this.  People of faith, whether conservative, libertarian, or progressive, or liberal all need to read this.  People who choose no faith at all need to… 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