A thought on the War on Christmas, as I look upon my neighbor’s overflowing garbage bin

Cardboard boxes and shiny, crumpled wrapping paper spill out of my Christian neighbor’s trash can.  My neighbor is a cultural Christian.  He has a big house and nice cars and says he loves Jesus.  But he’s often angry. During the month of December he is always angry about the War on Christmas. They want to […]

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A college education: would I do it differently today?

My two oldest children are currently attending university. One is on scholarship. The other is slaving with a corporation in order to have her tuition paid. They both hope to graduate with no school debt. I graduated from a university twenty-five years ago with about one thousand dollars in school loans. I have since devoted […]

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A schizo dream beyond the Apparatus

Perhaps this notion of surviving physically and psychologically on the margins of the Apparatus is schizophrenic – here in the middle of the buzzing, lively fencerow, where warblers, redbirds, snakes, groundhogs and wasps fiercely but playfully interact.   It is not safe here, nor is it comfortable, but only here am I alive.  I am […]

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“Be fruitful and multiply”: The ideology of fecundity

“Be fruitful and multiply” put the human project on course to mass misery and the annihilation of its own species and the entire planet.   Overpopulation was inevitable when this sky-god spoke. But, then, what man could reject a god whose first command is to copulate?! Civilization needs endless procreation to provide it workers, soldiers and […]

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Feral Jesus tells a parable of hypocrisy

Feral Jesus walked into an internet café where millenials and college students were superimposing the French flag over their social media profiles.  He told them a parable. Once, a brutal, well-established gang from across the sea bombed the hell out of the people of Iraq and Syria.  “Make way for the death machine of liberal […]

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I carry folded spectacles in a suitcase

Blind to blindness. Cosmic cave crickets, Content in a universe glowing with supernovas. Then along came some cod fish or what not, with eyes to see. Light sensors. Doubt inducers. A new species of squinting mystics.   I carry folded spectacles in a suitcase. Tramping toward unseen darkness, Pre-Cambrian blindness, Darkness before doubt. Drawn to […]

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Starbucks and the Americanization of Christmas

Before I get to the ginned up and  overhyped outrage over Starbucks, let me say, in my admitted ignorance, something about God, Jesus and the kingdom of God. I am not ashamed to say that I trust that this beautifully complex universe that we inhabit is the work of a conscious, even loving, Being. I even trust […]

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