On Integrity of Self, Hippy Shielding, and Atheism
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  Dear Reader, It’s been awhile!  So sorry for the delay.  The past six months have been a little bit of chaos for me.  I’ve had some personal issues, and I’ve also been on a whirlwind circuit tour of writing conferences with the great organization SCBWI (Society for Children’s Book … Read More

Maleficent and the Irrelevant Phallus
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Taken back to the broader perspective, what the hell is Prince Philip doing in the movie? Or in any movie? What purpose do men serve in a world where they can’t occupy themselves with saving females? This Philip question has finally really let me see the reality of what the “traditional” treatment of females in our art does to men. I finally grasp what a weirdly bleak and frankly horrifying landscape it is for male characters who are just as bound by the “Princess” stereotype as their female counterparts.

Bill Nye vs Ken Ham Post Debate Wrap Up: The Holy Ghost of Carl Sagan Moves Among Them
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Last night was the controversial debate between international science superstar Bill Nye the Science Guy and international man of ridicule Ken Ham.  You might have noticed I live blogged the debate as it was happening.  That was quite an interesting experience, and I wasn’t sure at the time what I … Read More

The Rhetoric Guy Live Blogs Bill Nye vs Ken Ham
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Hey Readers! [SCROLL DOWN FOR LIVE BLOG] [Stay tuned for a wrap up!] A good friend of mine suggested that I put a little of my rhetoric muscle to use live blogging the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham in just a few hours. Before I get started, you … Read More

Is Merida From Pixar’s Brave The Worst Role Model For Girls Ever?
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  Dear Reader, The answer to the question in the title of my blog post is: No, but she is pretty bad.  Lemme set up the question first though. I was thinking about the Disney Princess catalog recently due to an article someone posted on my wall about how Drag … Read More

Why should it even matter that you’re GAY?
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Dear Readers, I am gay. I have been open about being gay for about a decade, and I have been accepting of my own homosexuality (by which I mean to say that I stopped trying to change it for Jesus) for about four years now. I am a lot of … Read More