Life

Pets Die, You Don’t Have to Keep Them

So this thing that you see on the left is what most people would call a “parrot”.  I would tell you it’s a blue and yellow McCaw, a bird that’s native to Mexico, and Central and South America.  You might assume from me knowing these facts that I like birds. Actually, I hate birds. I know this because my mother…

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Presented Without Comment

“No one wants to send a 13-year old genius who loves Harry Potter and his snuggle animal collection to jail. But our society, with its stigma on mental illness and its broken healthcare system, does not provide us with other options. Then another tortured soul shoots up a fast food restaurant. A mall. A kindergarten classroom. And we wring our…

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The Phoenix Rising from the Ashes

So there’s this. Go read it. I’ll wait. I haven’t been motivated to post in a couple of months, but this one got me moving. A couple of comments right from the outset that seem relevant. #1, there is a difference between expressing a dissenting opinion – even an unpopular one, and trolling. #2, if you’re writing an article and you…

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