I’ve written about the Netflix series, Coming Out Colton, earlier on my blog. If you haven’t read that post, you can check it out at this link. In this post, I want to write about the important advice Ben Mann (episode 4) and then later in the series Nicole Garcia (episode 6) give Colton Underwood when Underwood is coming to… Continue reading
Two things I’ve never been into at all are “reality” TV1 and sports.
I’ve never considered reality TV to actually have much, if anything, to do with reality. I personally feel that, at best, it’s generally performance art with an agenda. At worst it’s the predatory capitalists trying to sell people as spectacles for profit.
And I was never any… Continue reading
It may surprise many who know me that I would easily assign to myself the Pro-Life label. I am absolutely pro-life. However, I’m not pro-life in the same sense that the ultraconservative, religious fundamentalists, who now prefer to be called evangelicals, think of pro-life. In fact, I will make the argument here in this post that the way they define… Continue reading
Evangelical minister Rob Schenck
I am quoting a June 16, 2020, PBS video from Amanpour & Company in its entirety in which the interviewer, Michel Martin, asked questions of Reverend Robert Schenck, a white evangelical Christian. Rather than offering commentary, I’m letting him speak for himself. The article is very lightly edited for clarity and readability.
CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: A key… Continue reading
Apparently yesterday televangelist (tele-terrorist, if you ask me) had yet another full on mental meltdown. Isn’t this filthy rich, 89 year old, religious bigot dead yet? He’s certainly brain dead!
Referring to the Equality Act, he said:
This is a devastating blow to religious freedom and to the sanctity of America. If you want to bring the judgment of God… Continue reading
My day began as do the vast majority of my days: a quick read through my RSS feeds which basically serve as my daily newspaper. My imagination was most captivated by an article about the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy: Sagittarius A* (pronounced “A” star).
The article featured a video rendering of the… Continue reading
I worked closely for several years with a lady that I will always dearly admire. She is truly an amazing person with a huge heart filled with kindness and compassion. She is among the most positive people I’ve ever known. She always sees the good in a person, always. That’s just her heart’s default setting. I so admire her.
I… Continue reading
You’re walking along. You’re minding your own business. It’s just another day in the day-to-day existence of another human being on planet Earth. Without a sound, as you meander about, a meteorite from some godforsaken corner of some galaxy you’ve never heard of bonks you on the head! I mean, what are the chances, right?!
This is my story from… Continue reading
I’ve been working on this post for several weeks. It originally was going to be just a short, simple post about Mike Pence. But the more I wrote, the more I realized how many things I felt so strongly about and had to say. The one post turned into a series of 5 posts! (Sorry.)
The video podcast in this… Continue reading
When I was a little boy I was taught this Bible story about the devil tempting Jesus. The story appears in the gospels:
5. The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor;… Continue reading