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Doing things differently since 1984

The Battle I’ll Never Win Against Daylight Savings

Friendly reminder: In case you haven’t heard, if you’re currently in America, the clocks go forward (the one where you lose an hour of sleep) this weekend!  The rest of … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · 6 Comments

Why Faith Needs Doubt

I read an article recently about an Ebola quarantine center in Liberia that was looted – for many reasons, I’m sure – but among them was that the mob truly … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 6 Comments

Patriotism on the Rocks

As Independence Day / 4th of July rolls around for the 238th time, I am yet again faced with a serious social problem for an American to have: I’m not … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 9 Comments

Morning sir, can I buy some happiness?

I went to a convenience store (also known as a corner shop) this morning for a drink, and noticed an interesting theme about the offerings there.  I figured I could tell … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

Who has the higher approval rating: Congress or the Church?

I don’t trust statistics.  I love them, but I don’t trust them.  They are like street signs on a turnstile, they look informative but can be easily skewed into being … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · 6 Comments

Facts are Facts…. Right?

I’ve got a confession to make.  I want everything to be simple, easy, cut-and-dry.  I am a literalist.  If I say something, that’s what I mean.  If you’re dropping subtle … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 5 Comments

Looking at the World through its Parents

More and more I am realizing how much society is driven by parents.  I don’t just mean our society – but all societies ever.  I don’t think there is any … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 6 Comments