Thursday, August 23, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

I Hate Words on Pictures

With the advent of Pinterest and Tumblr has come an odious new trend: People making statements by slapping words on pictures. And I loathe them. It is terribly easy to manipulate a message or take it out of its original context, they are difficult to debate because they cross into a visual medium, and it is easy for the person who re-posts them to deny them when called out on the dumb ones.

Because of this, I feel that I have no choice but to fight fire with fire. I did not want to do this, internet, but you give me no choice. Today, I begin to take over the brains of all of the citizens of the internet with words on pictures. Remember, you made me do this:

Sunday, August 19, 2012


I typed this into "notes" on my phone in the early morning hours of 9/12/11, and then I forgot about it. Now that I found it back, I think I'll post it here, too.

There comes a moment in the lives of very few men and women when they accept, without emotional bias, that events have become larger than any one man, or even one thousand. In those moments comes a grim determination to do what they can to help save others for as long as luck, fate, and their maker allows. This acceptance of reality doth create heroism and bravery.

Seemingly randomly, as events subside, some come to meet their maker, while others are allowed to persist and return to life. Invariably, those who have faced their end will tell all that they are not the hero, rather the heroes are those who faced hopelessness and lost. Yet the living remain heroes, for it takes much heroism to face death and still push forward, but it takes even more to survive and accept the gift of life again.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Livestock Farmers: Halt Ethanol

This was bound to happen:
Livestock farmers and ranchers seeing their feed costs rise because of the worst drought in a quarter-century are demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol.
It is never a good idea rely on food producing acreage to instead fuel your economy. If supply is plentiful, let farmers decide, but don't mandate demand for, essentially, burning food.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012