Love and Grief, Not Just for People

Three weeks ago, one of the most important creatures in my life nearly died.  He was hours, probably less, away from closing his eyes forever.  I brought him to the ER thinking he had severe back pain, and possibly had a blocked intestine.  Instead, they told me he was in shock, severely dehydrated, low potassium, […]

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X-Files Turns 20: “The Jersey Devil”

The Jersey Devil Season 1, Episode 1×04 Written By: Chris Carter | Directed By: Joe Napolitano Original Air Date: 10/08/1993 | Re-Watch Review Date: 12/26/2013 PersephoneKs ReWatch Grade: B- to B I’ve been off my game, but have a goal to get back on track with Project Watch X-Files Episodes in Sequence. Last night I watched season […]

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How I learned I’m a Religious Marxist and Other Silly Things

Today, I was told two things about myself I didn’t know (add groan). The first being I’m a Marxist. The second being that since I’m an atheist, I subscribe to a religion. While it’s entirely possible I misunderstood the person’s intent (this was after all a Facebook discussion, which aren’t known for their details and […]

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Paying Tribute to Serious Themes in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Let me get this out of the way. I’m terrible at writing movie and book reviews. A good review isn’t a play by play of what happened, but rather a critique of the story, discussion of its themes, style, and execution. As much as I love films and books, you’d think I’d write a ton […]

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Thanksgiving Anti-Consumerism Hypocrisy Runs As Wild As Turkeys

Do you find the consumerism inherent in Black Friday appalling? Do you decry any retail shop like Target, Best Buy and their kind opening even earlier this year on Thanksgiving Day itself vile? Do you shout at the top of your lungs, “Thanksgiving is for family time, not for paying tribute to the greedy American […]

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Online Poker Good for Card Rooms and Casual Players

I recently rekindled one of my favorite pastimes.  Playing poker.  Not that I ever stopped playing; I just haven’t had the time or opportunity to play much in the last few years.  Last week, I found myself at my favorite local card room, Running Aces (which I highly recommend checking out), where I managed to […]

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X-Files Turns 20: “Conduit”

Conduit Season 1, Episode 1X03 Written By: Alex Gansa & Howard Gordon | Directed By: Daniel Sackheim Original Air Date: 10/1/1993 | Re-Watch Review Date: 10/30/2013 PersephoneKs ReWatch Grade: B- to B I couldn’t remember a thing about this episode before I hit play. Although the direction the show eventually went in made this episode somewhat disjointed, there […]

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Tearing Down the Two Party System Benefits All

As a Minnesota Native, I disagreed with almost everything the late Democratic Senator Paul Wellstone tried to do as a politician.  But I, along with many of his colleagues on both sides of the isle, respected him for his principled stances on issues he passionately believed in.  He was an ideologue who made no apologies […]

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The Central Planning Fallacy

I’ve wanted to make something like this for a while, and finally found the perfect picture while out on one of my recent Fall bike rides around my neighborhood.  This is my first foray into the meme creation world.  One of the great lessons I took away from my time working for the federal government […]

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Defending Truth Can Mean Defending Jesus

Over the past few days, an announcement has been circulating primarily among atheist-focused Facebook pages.  The topic: proof that Jesus never existed according to American Joseph Atwill who will be giving a presentation in Britain this month about his “new discovery” in promotion of his books, no doubt.  As a result, I have found myself […]

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