Re-Marriage and Christmas Traditions

During my first marriage, there were a few Christmas traditions that I made a part of life with my kids. Many years ago, when I began living with my (now) new wife, she too had a few Christmas traditions which we blended together. It got me wondering what Christmas traditions have my blog friends enjoyed?…

Christmas Time is Here!

I love Christmas! I had wonderful Christmas memories as a boy, and I’ve tried to give my kids many good Christmas memories. There’s a tune that Charlie Brown’s cartoon made famous, called “Christmas Time is Here”. I have always loved the melancholy and jazz tone of that song. I decided to learn how to play it on…

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Christian Dad Who Mocked Son’s Atheism

I saw that Christopher Hitchens died on this date back in 2011. With this being an anniversary of sorts, I thought I’d share a little story that involves Christopher Hitchens, my son, the reddit website, and the start of my journey. I was a father who mocked my son’s atheism. The year was 2009. I…

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Re-blog: Courting Trouble, The Christian Practice of Marrying Off Teen Girls

I saw this today and thought it was really well written. It deserves a wide audience. The article is on the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) website. It’s entitled Courting Trouble, The controversy over Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore sheds light on the fundamentalist Christian practice of marrying off teen girls, written by Matt Kwong. An excerpt…

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Trump Supporter Denial

As a citizen of the USA, the last 12 months with Donald Trump have been gut wrenching. The American people elected a narcissistic idiot who constantly has his ego at the forefront of everything. He’s a threat to the safety of the world and an embarrassment to the country. But here’s the thing that truly…

I Hate Scammers and their Scams

I hate scammers and their scams. While this is not a topic I’ve posted about before, I want to shine some light and expose a recent scam that almost caught someone dear to me. The scammer’s info wasn’t readily searchable on Google either, so I’m making it available. The name and email address referenced was…