Sex and Religion

That’s an actual news headline and I’m confused

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Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. ~ H.L. Mencken


Guns

The wealthiest and most religious country in the developed world is also the most heavily armed and violent

(Photo: Anthony Crider from WikiMedia Commons)

The medical equivalent of a gun is a bubo, the festering pustule that accompanies the Black Death. It is not in and of itself a disease, merely a symptom of the rot bubbling under the surface.


Not So Satirical

If it’s really about life, then there are some consequences we have to consider.

Finally, a ‘BLM’ conservatives can actually support. | (Photo by Harimiao on WikiMedia Commons, additional text by the author)

If a fertilized ovum is a person, he is entitled to every right any other citizen enjoys.


Racism

Yes

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You might have thought racist freeways and Black people yelling at White ones who just want to touch their hair were absurd. Turns out, not so much. It’s why I’m writing this: maybe watching an old White guy stumble through his learning process will be instructive.


Poe’s Law

And other lessons 2020 has tried to teach us

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Wages


In The 21st Century, Truth Feels Like Satire

He hates government but loves a misleading graphic

Source: C-SPAN screen capture


Politics and Religion

Seems like a reasonable question…until you think it through

Unite the Right rally, Charlottesville VA (Photo by Anthony Crider on WikiMedia Commons) | Quote from the 45th White House resident.


Law enforcement

I’ve decided

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Micro-fiction inspired by Unsplash photos

Tangled up in noods

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Fiction

Pondering the rolling metal black box

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Maybe I have a bad attitude, but when I see two people in the same car who clearly dislike each other I just assume they are married.

John Werth

Musician and conductor, repairer of woodwinds, owner of dogs, former band director, lapsed mathematician, and scribbler of thoughts.

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