Tag: friendship

Don’t Be Friends With Jerks

We went out to dinner the other evening in celebration/anticipation of the impending arrival of Baby Ren. We sat around the table, talking and eating and having a great time. By the end of the evening, we all parted ways and my wife and I went to a nearby hotel. It was the same hotel where we spent our wedding…

To My Most Conservative Friend

My glass is not half full. It’s half empty because I gave the other half of water to someone who was thirsty, just like Jesus would (the Jesus described in the Bible, not the caricature misquoted up on stages of megachurches-slash-concerts). Your glass is half empty because some monster made up in the imagination of Breitbart of Alex Jones or Jenny McCarthy or Andrew Wakefield or Ted Cruz stole your water. Or because you drank it all so no one else could have it.

The Political Fights You’ll Get Yourself Into

During the 2000 election, I had just recently moved to Pennsylvania from Texas. It is safe to say that a good 80% to 90% of the people I worked with were socially conservative. In essence, they were rooting for George W. Bush to win the election. As we all know, the election went on unresolved for days as Florida votes…

Vaya con Dios, Ray

NOTE: During my exile from blogging, I had a person who was near and dear to me pass away. I wrote this tribute to him and my friend Todd W. published it on his blog. I almost forgot to copy and paste it here. Almost. So here it is, originally published September 14, 2013:     I graduated from college…

Belief

Believe it or not, as science-oriented as I am, I am a Christian. And I’m not just a Christian in that I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. No. I am a Christian in that I believe in the whole thing, the whole shebang. I believe that he was born and lived and died for our sins, that he is…

Running’s for the dogs…

>The Girl and I adopted a rescued dog from the local SPCA last week, and we have been very impressed. “Calli”, as we named her, turned out to be very well trained, very well behaved, and just overall a good find. She follows commands, stays off the furniture, and she has pretty much left the cats alone. So I tried…