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Speaking Before Thinking – Reactions to the Obergefell Decision

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. It was actually a merging of several cases across multiple states, but was spearheaded by one Jim Obergefell of Ohio. He … Continue reading

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Media Multitasking

Social media is a wonderful tool. Anyone can use it. That, sadly, is also its biggest drawback. I tend to accumulate pet peeves using sites like Facebook and Twitter. Mostly, it’s just opinions and posts that irritate me. Not really … Continue reading

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Stars and Scars – The Real Meaning of the Confederate Battle Flag

It’s interesting how one issue triggers another. The tragic and disgusting murders of 9 people at a South Carolina church last week have jump-started the recurring debate over the Confederate flag. Specifically, where and when it’s flown, and the meaning … Continue reading

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A brief thought on Caitlyn Jenner and the media

  Facebook, one of my guilty pleasures, has been dominated this week by discussions on Caitlyn Jenner and her transition from a man to a woman. Naturally, opinions have been mixed, but one very common opinion has been perplexing to … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on Baltimore

According to the media, Baltimore, Maryland is burning. According to a handful of people who are actually there, the ratio of peaceful demonstrations to violence and mayhem is actually skewed in favor of peace. No matter the specifics, it is … Continue reading

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Murder in Pasco, Washington

Police in Pasco, Washington, executed a man on the street this past Tuesday, February 10th. I generally don’t like using such inflammatory language, especially given the current climate of relations in urban (and suburban) America between citizens and police forces. … Continue reading

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Repost – Blogger – April 27, 2007 – I Just Don’t Get It

Reposted From Blogger I Just Don’t Get It – April 27, 2007   I was listening to a segment on NPR a few hours ago, that was discussing a ruling in New Hampshire that legalized civil unions for same-sex couples. … Continue reading

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