Intolerant Tuesday Blogging (for Jesus!)

Last Friday, I wrote about trouble in one of the local Hash House Harrier clubs. A member known for picking fights in the past showed up at a recent event and hit two or three hashers. Someone contacted me and asked my opinion on whether the guy should be banned from the club altogether. I […]


You Can’t Read That!

You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups.

My last YCRT column was all about Kurt Vonnegut and Slaughterhouse-Five. Can you stand one more link? It’s a good one. Oh, all right, one more, in honor of the respectable citizens of Republic, Missouri … you know, the […]


Friday Grab Bag

I know, bloggage has been sparse this week; my mind was elsewhere. Where, you ask? Well, if I knew, I’d turn it into a blog post. On second thought, maybe I will!

At least some of my brain cells have been occupied with Hash House Harrier business. A hasher wrote to demand I condemn two […]


Paul’s Book Reviews: Fiction

“Her new book was on the phenomenon of word casings, a term she’d invented for words that no longer had meaning outside quotation marks. English was full of these empty words – ‘Friend’ and ‘real’ and ‘story’ and ‘change’ – words that had been shucked of their meanings and reduced to husks. Some like ‘identity’, […]


I Should Know Better

What should I find on Facebook early today but this? Ah, the smell of troll in the morning!

I know, that’s some tiny print. Here’s what it says:

The Republican Party have sent me their 2011 Congressional District Census. It’s a checkbox response format, thankfully with an <Other> option, since a lot of my […]


Naptime for Bonzo

I don’t picture myself as lame (who does?), but not only am I planning on taking a nap today, I’m looking forward to it.

Last night I put my book down and turned off the light at 11, then tossed and turned until the alarm went off early this morning. On my way to meet […]


Thursday Is a Venting Day!

Pardon the mess. My head just exploded.

Never mind his hurt fee-fees over the mean things Obama said, and the strong possibility he’s only saying this to hurt Rick Perry’s chances … this is Karl Rove himself saying it’s offensive to describe America as a Christian nation. Yes!

For years now the […]


Air-Minded: Amphibian Edition

Pima Air & Space Museum is determined to keep me on my toes. PASM is closing the normal entrance area for a month, and guests will now be entering the main hangar from the gift shop. Before, my walking tour started underneath the replica of the Wright Flyer. Now it’ll start smack in the middle […]