Thursday, September 11, 2014

9/11: A Story of Some One Who Wasn't There.

September 11, 2001. Never Forget. And indeed thousands of journalists, writers and the like will be reporting and sharing their thoughts and experiences from that harrowing day thirteen years ago. How could we ever forget? It becomes highly predictable to the point of cliche that a conversation about 9/11 will undoubtedly have a point where someone will ask you where you were or what you were doing when the planes struck the World Trade Center. To which my response is I was riding on a school bus trying to navigate my first real week as a sophomore in high school. Sadly, it all goes a bit fuzzy after that.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

SEXXX: A Story of Sequential Hermaphrodites and Boning in the Garden of Eden

It's safe to say that when it comes to reproduction, its a mess of confusing terms and convoluted actions. Needless to say, it's extremely complicated. BUT! And there is always a but, that depends on who you ask. Growing up in a conservative Christian home for 20 years gave me strange ideas about sex and the sexes. Deconverting and shedding my conservative views on sex has given me new ideas and questions about sex and the sexes, some of which I want to explore here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Do ideas have rights? Hobby Lobby/Rant Edition

With the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby today, I can't stop asking myself a few questions about its broad implications. As an atheist, I don't hold a belief in a god or gods. By the same token and contrary to popular belief in Christian circles, my atheism is not a system of belief. I look at it as a base position or neutral ground. I assume nothing and live my life accordingly. But with the ruling today I keep asking myself when is it OK for the rights of the religious to trump those of other religions or non-religious people? I haven't given it much thought yet and I am still contemplating but a few notable things did occur to me.