May we once again be free to overindulge, the only price to pay a hangover and sore feet.

The Orlando massacre was one born of hatred and homophobia, propped up by the despicable doctrine of violence and terror promoted by ISIS, and then finally facilitated by the deplorable and reckless accessibility to automatic firearms in the United States.   It took place in a nightclub full of music and booze. Swaying hips, pulsing … [Read more…]

Where the fuck is the village?

Image credit. We were at a local historical attraction — a staged “pioneer village” where buildings from the 1800s have been moved to create a facsimile of a pioneer community. There were five adults and five children, including my own three kids. This was just this past weekend. On our way to get ice cream from … [Read more…]

For loving parents, the loss of a child is punishment enough

Image credit. Should parents be allowed to opt out of modern medicine? Earlier this week, a Lethbridge, Alberta jury found David and Collet Stephan guilty of “failing to provide the necessaries of life” for doing just that. Their one-and-a-half-year-old son, Ezekiel, died of bacterial meningitis in 2012 after his parents treated him with home remedies and … [Read more…]