That Positively Ancient Chestnut

I have been known to get angry now and then. My struggles with depression are even more well documented. I would like to keep a cheerful demeanor all the time, but that is not always possible. Overall, however, I think I am a positive person. I love my family and friends unconditionally and even the rest of humanity, even, maybe especially, when they are driving me up the wall. This happens more often than I am comfortable with, and in particular when I have to read how my unhappiness comes simply from being the person I am. Continue reading

Ours Is The Glory

Hubble image of MACS J0717 with mass overlay

Hubble image of MACS J0717 with mass overlay (Photo credit: Hubble Space Telescope / ESA)


I love my conversations with my Dad. They don’t always bring up new truths for me,  though they often do, but they are great for dredging up old ones. We both wonder why people focus more on what may or may not come after this life than what we know comes with this one. More importantly we wonder why people choose to take such a limited view of the world we live in. How can people not see how wonderful this universe is without the need for some divine spark starting it. Continue reading

A Tale of Two Memes


I am not a big fan of having to write about a specific issue twice in one week. I hate abusing the proverbial equine once it has shuffled off its mortal coil and such. Every once in a while though someone, or something, sticks in my craw. Maybe the issue is so big, or maybe someone reminds me that they still need an education on it. Such is the case with the following meme. Continue reading