Category Archives: Politics

Silence and noise

I’ve been silent for a long time. Especially here, where my much neglected blog gathers Internet tumbleweeds and spam comments advertising exotic boner pills. In general, though, I have largely shied away from political commentary, or pretty much anything that could result in elevated blood pressure for any participant. When my co-workers, largely older conservatives […]

Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie

Yes, I am writing about Paris again, but in the genres of both non-fiction and horror. A photo posted by Leah Hoelscher (@littlearrow) on Jan 7, 2015 at 4:24pm PST Artwork by my wonderfully talented friend Leah Hoelscher. Aghast at the butchery of satirists, like almost everyone in the Western world with access to social […]

Snap Judgment

Michael Brown never had a chance to receive a trial, but in many ways the Ferguson case turned him into a defendant, post-mortem. Here are two competing images of the victim: One image of Michael Brown, according to those who knew him: a sweet, angel-faced big boy, who occasionally smoked weed and always played video […]

In Defense of Marriage

Been busy as a recently “funemployed” person, watching endless games and commentary about the NCAA tournament. (Rock chalk Jayhawk! Go KU!) Will return to India postings in between rounds, I promise. Today, the Supreme Court will begin to hear arguments both for and against state and federal level gay marriage bans. This marks a big […]