State Civil Rights Commissions: The New Inquisition? Part 1 of 2

A response to John Corvino, part 1 of 2. Part 2 is now available here. I saw Mr. Corvino’s humorously-ended video the other night. He makes a case for anti-discrimination laws in regards to privately owned bakeries and other businesses, and to be honest he had me nodding my head in agreement. Right up untilContinue reading “State Civil Rights Commissions: The New Inquisition? Part 1 of 2”

Censoring History: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

The weekend of July 4th, 2010, my family made the long trek from Dayton, Ohio to New Orleans, LA via a small van stuffed with 4 adults, 2 small kids, and associated gear. We were going to celebrate my Uncle Bill’s birthday with many other family members who hailed (originally) from Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky.Continue reading “Censoring History: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?”

Shiny People

I love, and am attracted to, shiny objects. Midnight stars, colorful beads, glassware, crystals, the sun glinting off water. In a similar fashion, much of humanity is attracted to shiny people, but be warned: All that glitters is not gold. Shiny people and their audience tend to trounce logic and reason to the hurt andContinue reading “Shiny People”

Going Home for Christmas to Coal Mining Country

See more “misty mountain” photos from my trip here   These communities rely almost solely on the dying coal industry that operates mines in the Appalachia mountains throughout Kentucky, Southern Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Not only do these areas struggle with economic depression, and an aging population, the heroin epidemic has hit these communitiesContinue reading “Going Home for Christmas to Coal Mining Country”