Of Birthdays and Saints

Happy birthday to me and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you, Dear Friend, Fond Relation, and Gentle Reader! Beannachtam na Femle Padraig, and let’s get all these snakes out of here!

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Next Four Years

America may not have been ready for the social progress that it made, but it will be. This is a road we’re paving slowly, and the pendulum will swing back toward education, toward tolerance, toward dignity and a more worldly world view.

Of Meteors and Voting

Will you be able to look yourself in the eye knowing that you voted for a party that holds monochromatic monotheism in higher regard than modern medicine, a party that puts faith before fact, a party that will sideline science, social justice, and STEM schools because stem cell research might offend their narrow notion of God?

A Homestead Weekend

So there we were, once again on the open road, driving into a cloudbank from hell. The rains that we drove through that Thursday in June killed 20 people, destroying homes and families alike. The weather is capricious – many people were devastated, while the biggest impact to us was a cleaner car, proving that there […]

Ten Years

If this blog had any formal education, it would be in 4th Grade and almost as smart as Donald Trump. Ten years ago I opened the Big Ugly Man Doll for business.  I had no idea what I was doing, just that I was doing it.  For the record, SOBUMD dragged me into the digital age […]