Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

From then to now—seven years of pain and change

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

A lot of people know about my difficult journey over the past seven years, but many more don't. I occasionally share longer "updates" on Facebook to spare myself and others I meet of the often painful but sometimes joyful details. If you already know all about me, please skip reading ...

Madison Cave Man

Monday, July 1st, 2013

I'm at the Comfort Suites on 1253 John Q Hammons Dr., in Madison WI. This is my second night here. I was a little worried last night because there's a restaurant across the way that has very loud live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Last night's session went until ...

For Ilene

Monday, August 31st, 2009

For the first two weeks after July 2nd, all I had were nightmares of reenactment, my conscious mind clutching desperately for a different outcome, my unconscious mind refusing to un-tense long enough for real dreams to occur. Since July 18th, I've sometimes had pleasant dreams that include Katie—and for those ...

Working through the sadness

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Well, we survived. But, going through Katie's stuff was as hard as I imagined it would be. However, it was eased by having six of Katie's wonderful friends there to help. One of the saddest moments for me was seeing Katie's bear, whom we named Big Brown. The bear was ...

Fragments of a short life, well-lived

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Dan Concannon packed up the stuff from Katie's car and shipped it to us. It arrived about two weeks ago, but we didn't work up the fortitude to open the boxes until tonight. As expected, there was lots of clothing—most of which we will donate to UCM. Some special items, ...

How can I be an atheist?

Monday, July 27th, 2009

One of Katie's dearest friends asked me about my atheism and how it fits into the odd phenomenon I saw a few nights ago. I've decided to venture further out onto my limb and blog my response. I don't believe in the supernatural. As an atheist, I don't believe there's a ...

Jumping the Shark…

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

I'm not sure I can put into words the weird optical experience I had last night. I had spent the previous fifteen minutes crying and grieving for some of Katie's friends—empathizing with what they had lost. It's one of the many stages of grief I've been through, having wept many ...

SC priest: No communion for Obama supporters

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

SC priest: No communion for Obama supporters This could be a growth opportunity for UUs. Our SC churches should put out the welcome mat:

Primo Family Restaurant Menu

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Defying desCRYPTion

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

If you go with Dan Brown and some other recent novelists aspiring to be historians, JC had a daughter who ultimately fled to France. Archeological evidence uncovered in 1980, however, seemingly suggests that JC, his mother, his wife, and his son were all buried in a family crypt in Jerusalem. ...