One of my mates, who is a fellow ex-Mormon and declared atheist, recently attended the open house of the new Draper Utah Temple. He snapped the picture below with his mobile phone. At least the Mormons in Utah seem to be cognizant of their psychosis.
While perusing movies on Netflix today I discovered, and watched, Cashback. It’s a wonderful film that now ranks somewhere in my top five movies. It’s about an artist who is so distraught by the breakup with his girlfriend that he cannot sleep. To earn a bit of money he trades this extra time for “cashback” […]
Elevating Science, Elevating Democracy Dennis Overbye, NY Times, January 26, 2009 Science is not a monument of received Truth but something that people do to look for truth. That endeavor, which has transformed the world in the last few centuries, does indeed teach values. Those values, among others, are honesty, doubt, respect for evidence, openness, […]
I love coffee! I didn’t start drinking it until a few months ago. I wanted a lower-calorie substitute for hot chocolate. Hot chocolate has 111 calories, coffee has 2! What I noticed immediately is that my bowels pleasingly became quite regular. I know, I know, too much information. It’s critical to the point, though. 😉 […]
Do these guys have a sweet gig, or what?! I’d love to have all that gear and be part of the White House Press Corps. Every moment must be captured for a frenzied twenty-four hour cut-throat news cycle. This is the pen and executive order Obama would sign on his first full day as President. […]
After eight years of George W. Bush I’d be thrilled for Kermit the Frog to be sworn in as President of the United States. While I was excited for Barack Obama to become the President, I was more excited for the departure of W. That changed yesterday. Obama isn’t just not-Bush; he’s the real deal […]
Trials for Parents Who Chose Faith Over Medicine Dirk Johnson, NY Times, January 20, 2009 When a father molests and rapes his daughter we rightfully condemn him as a monster and seek the harshest penalty under the law. Yet, when a parent watches and prays while their child needlessly suffers an agonizing death some excuse […]