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Big Lie

We all lie to our kids. Anyone who says they don’t, well, they’re lying. Sometimes, though, we tell a lie that we don’t mean. Sometimes, we don’t even know we’re lying until it’s too late. I was feeding Evelyn today, and she was nodding off while she was eating. To those who don’t know, my […]

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Doggy Destiny

I thought some of my dedicated and loyal fans (hi mom!) might be interested in learning about how we ended up where are right now. Last February, I took my entire crew to our state capitol to participate in a medical marijuana rally. Obviously, there were tons of like-minded people there to talk to.  One, […]

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(not so) Common Sense

Generally speaking, humans are highly evolved.  As far as brains go, we are at the top of the evolutionary ladder. As such, one would assume that it would be very difficult to fool us.  We would never fall for media trickery, pseudo-science, or political dishonesty. Right? (Awkward pause…) Well, I don’t know about you, but […]

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(not so) Super Hero

When you’re a teenager, you spend a lot of time figuring out exactly the path you want your life to take. You’re going to be married (or not), have kids (or not), have such and such career, live here, work there–on and on. Life sure is funny sometimes, isn’t it? I think one of the […]

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(not so) High Times

Below is the body of a recent letter I wrote to our Senator.  I wanted to post it so everyone could be aware of what is available out there for those who think they are running out of options.  I’d love to hear your thoughts on this!   I am writing to you from Fayette County. […]

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Into the Pit

In the short story “The Pit and the Pendulum,” horror master Edgar Allen Poe spins a yarn about a man imprisoned during the Spanish Inquisition.  I won’t re-write the whole story here.  The part that serves my purpose is when the unlucky fellow finds himself strapped to a board in the middle of his cell.  […]

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There May Be Hope

This may be the shortest post I’ve ever written.  I just want all of you, my good and faithful readers, to watch this video. There may be hope for the human race after all.

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The Other Brother

There are volumes written about special needs kids.  We talk about them on the news, on television shows, and on blogs.  There are speculations about what causes Autism, and stories about the lives of families who live with various challenges. There is another population, though, that we don’t hear much about.  In my mind, I’ve […]

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Welcome to the Short Bus: No Jerks Allowed

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about people, and how they think, and what they think about others. I’ve also been thinking about the short bus. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been reminded that being told you “ride the short bus” is an insult.  It means you are stupid or crazy.  But my […]

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Mainstream Consequences

Have a look at this recent story on Nightline.  Even if you’ve already seen it, watch it again.  Please. Watch More News Videos at ABC | 2012 Presidential Election | Entertainment & Celebrity News Since you hopefully just watched that, I won’t waste our time by going over all of it.  But I will recap.  […]

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