I am not, though, altogether sure what here is or what here should be. Of course, that's always been true; a cursory foray into the archives here will reveal that. Part of me wants to scrap what is past and start anew, but every time I have done that -- at least a dozen times across various … Continue reading I’m Still Here
Sometime in the past year or two, I was added to a Facebook group called The Black Sheep. I didn't think much of it, nor have I interacted much therein because I prefer interacting more in the public realm than within groups online for some reason. It seemed a peaceful place, though, and the conversations … Continue reading Wheaton’s Law
Working with the public, I see a lot of stupid shirts. Shirts with declarations of apathy and demotivation. Shirts with religious messages that completely butcher the message of the religion used. Shirts with profanity for profanity's sake. Nonsensical pink t-shirts on men that say, "Don't laugh; it's your girlfriend's shirt," as if that actually makes any … Continue reading God Chose the Strongest Women
I'm coming up quick on my fifteenth anniversary of working at Walmart, along with only one other member of my hire-in group. I started out that journey working in the grocery department, which at my store consisted of three aisles containing some pop, water, soups, cereals, candy, coffee, snacks, and little else. It wasn't a … Continue reading A Requiem
Sometimes I wonder why I use the bookmarks feature of any web browser. Aside from keeping a list of quick-access websites in my bookmarks bar, any other bookmarks end up in a folder with hundreds of other sites which I'll likely never actually get back to. I thought I'd do a bit of curating of my … Continue reading Just…
The earliest bits of this website date to 2003, fifteen years ago. That's nearly half of my life! I keep telling myself that I need to tend to this site (currently called Dammit, Rick!, but who knows what it'll be called next time I post here), but for the past few years, I've been objectively lax … Continue reading Christmas 2017 Leads to Science!
Testing, testing. Is this thing on? It probably isn't, but here I am anyway. A lot has happened over the course of the year since I last wrote here. My wife Jade and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary this month, not with fancy gifts but with several special dates over the course of this … Continue reading Refusing to Remain Silent
I once wanted to become a preacher. I believed so fervently in the Bible that the thought couldn't escape me that the more I learned about it, the more I should share what I learn with others. It felt only natural. (Or supernatural, as it were.) My church gave me a few opportunities to preach, … Continue reading Christianity Needs a Preacher
Ken Ham describes what he considers to be attacks against Christianity, but are they really? What's really going on here?
Racist vandalism hit a local church, and I'm pissed off about it.