Encomium 9/11 – George Merkouris

[I wrote this in 2003 in tribute to the one friend I knew (at the time) who was murdered on that most heinous of days. I'll post it annually, for as long as this blog remains active...]   Encomium 9/11: George Merkouris The loss was staggering, and so much has been saturating our lives since … Continue reading Encomium 9/11 – George Merkouris

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Christmas Angel, Sing To Me…

(Annual Repost) Even as a non-believer, and even with all that the holiday entails (the myths, the inventions, religion), I’ve always adored Christmas. To me, and for me, it's always been the ethos of the holiday - the carols, decorating the trees, the tidings of great comfort and joy from loved ones, the spirit of … Continue reading Christmas Angel, Sing To Me…

Rick Warren And Me

It really was a simple tweet, meant with no mock toward a victim of suicide nor malice toward his father, despite his history of anti-gay turgidity. The official word came via a letter that Rick Warren had written to the members of his church. His son, Matt Warren, committed suicide. “At 27 years of age, … Continue reading Rick Warren And Me

Christmas Angel, Sing To Me…

Even as a non-believer, and even with all that the holiday entails (the myths, the inventions, religion), I’ve always adored Christmas. To me, and for me, it's always been the ethos of the holiday - the carols, the trees, the spirit of love and compassion and the conceptual peace-on-Earth-good-will-toward-men. Naive, perhaps, maybe even foolish; some … Continue reading Christmas Angel, Sing To Me…

We Hold Their (Un)Truths To Be Self-Evident…And Obvious

There are plenty of fundamentally, inherently stupid people in the world, as we all know, especially in politics (hello Queen of the Morons Sarah Palin and greetings Ol' Crazy Eyes Michelle Bachmann - who, BTW, still refuses to debate 16-yr old Amy Myers after a tsunami of idiotic "facts" spewed from Bachmann resulted in Myers' … Continue reading We Hold Their (Un)Truths To Be Self-Evident…And Obvious

For The Bible Tells Me So…

********** The hypocrisy of the rampant maniacal religious enmity that pollutes this great America has been so remarkably covered, in the most scissor-like detail, that it's astounding that anything else needs to be - or could be - said to debunk the fiery hatred that seethes from the pores of the perpetrators. Especially when it … Continue reading For The Bible Tells Me So…