732: The Unorthodox Sister

Reduca was jealous. It wasn’t fair that her sister always got all of the attention. I mean sure, Medusa had a fancy head of hair with all of those snakes and everything, but she wasn’t the only one with an unorthodox hair-do. In fact, Reduca’s hair was perhaps the most unorthodox off all. It really…

Bible Stories #12: Remember Who’s Boss

And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it out of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it thou hast polluted out. Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon. Exodus 20:24-26 When the Israelites lived…

Bible Stories #11: Exodus is Boring

For some reason i don’t find Exodus very inspiring. I mean, what is there to get excited about? Burning bushes, inspiring stories about a large population fighting for freedom, tons of plagues, pillars of fire armies getting drowned in the ocean, what is there to get excited about? I don’t understand, because on paper it…

654: Half The World’s A Stage

Half the world’s a stage. The thing about stages is that they are pretty flimsy. Most of the time they are made out of nothing more than plywood and 2x4s. With a good chainsaw you can cut the stage completely in half. Which is precisely what I did. I revved up my trusty Husqvarna, and…

653: Common Scents

In January of 1776 Thomasina Pain, a housewife from Pennsylvania, published a treatise that would shake the world to its foundation, and cause individuals all over to question the very foundations upon which society was based. Rather than deal with the outgrowth of societal imbalance, Thomasina chose to go to the very source, and identify…

504: A Life Of Words

Fyodore Dosteyevsky loved words. You could even say he made a career out of it. First he wrote pages of words, then the pages became chapters. Finally the chapters became books, and people bought the books and read them. “Hey, these are good words,” said somebody or other, and somebody or other agreed. And so…

236: Gazing Into The Abyss

If you gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you. -Neitzsche For many years I have gazed into the abyss. I hoped that I would find something of value. Some kernel of wisdom that I could share with the broader world. I have found no such thing. But, as Nietzsche promised,…

304: The Bible

I have acquired an authentic King James Bible. It was presented to Thomas C. Hutter for Christmas in 1951 by Chaplain and Mrs. S.L. Carpenter. “May God’s blessings be with you.- ‘Mom’ and ‘Chappie’” reads the note inside the front cover. It came complete with a Dennis the Menace cartoon. To be fair, this book…