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“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.”

“Don’t sweat the small stuff,” said the mortally-wounded giant, in between labored breaths. My father was the giant. He was dying of congestive heart failure when he offered that pearl of wisdom. I was so glad he said it to me. Really what he did was encapsulate thousands of years of religion into one 5-word…

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Michael Vick, Cosmic Dental Paitent

The case of Michael Vick is polarizing football fans vs. pitbull fans. But I am here to say that it has many more implications for the human race. The conventional wisdom surrounding animals has been that not only don’t they have emotions, but they also have no souls. This black-and-white way of thinking always seemed…

Glenn Beck tending his morning zoo.

The Right Wing Media Opinion Dervish

Over the last six months, I have watched as the Justina Pelletier story morphed into a right wing media sensation. I don’t know exactly when I first picked up the story, but it was well before Glenn Beck got his little piggies on it. I wanted more information, about the Massachusetts Department of Children and…

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Edibles are loveable

Edibles are in short supply in Denver. I had never anticipated the joy and wonder that edible marijuana – or better yet, marijuana in pill form – would impart to me until I was on a long flight across the country. I was lucky enough to enjoy a brownie my friend gave me on the…

This seemingly innocuous sign really says "“Association with EU means same-sex marriage, Ukrainian Choice warns.”

It’s a Bittersweet Victory, Ukraine

Uh oh. I’m feeling like a dupe again. I had been excited for the revolution in Ukraine. They are rejecting Russia’s hegemony and looking west – not to mention the fact that they deposed a corrupt, brutal, murdering dictator who was installed in his office by a foreign power. The barricades, the young people, they…

The Original Strawberry Fields

John’s Genius

Part of growing up is to become indoctrinated in the music of The Beatles. It’s in the ether of society, so much so that their genius is taken for granted. Here are three songs that are so engrained in society’s psyche that it’s easy to forget how brilliant they are. Yes, they are all John…

Will liberal and godless New York and Massachusetts lead the way in another Civil War?

Dear Arizona: Get Out & Go Fuck Yourself

“O-M-G, Arizona is so embarrassing!” I couldn’t agree with you more, college girl. Arizona is an embarrassing growth that must be removed. The same goes for every state in the axis of evil: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. I remember when the Tea Party held its first mass freak out on…