some stuff i've written about Blogging

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Riot

When We Criticize One Another

We love to argue. With a thousand words and sarcastic asides and 140 characters slung around like projectiles in the air, we draw battle lines and come to blows. When I made up my unofficial resolutions at the start of...
Abercrombie and Fitch Models

A Letter to Abercrombie

Dear Mr. Abercrombie & Fitch, Nobody likes you anymore. You messed up. You said that you only want the cool kids wearing your brand. You don’t want to sell clothes to anybody who doesn’t fit your ideal of sexiness. You...
We Mourn With Boston

Against the Wounds

Warning: There’s a heartbreaking, disturbing image in this one. I was going to write something different today, but I don’t want to anymore. This has been a terrible week, and the words I was going to toss into the air...
Laptop for Blog

New Wineskins

I first started blogging almost a decade ago, when I was fresh out of high school and Xanga was cool. There were a lot of pictures and song lyrics back then, because it was 2004 and that’s what one did....

Sex, Lies, and TV Commercials

This is the part of the blog where I write about gender politics as portrayed in Super Bowl commercials. A few years ago I would have thought this was liberal, feminist nonsense. I don’t think so anymore. The Bible tells...

A Letter to the Applebee's Waitress

Dear Chelsea, You’ve had a rough week. First, there was that pastor who visited your restaurant and decided that, because she gives God 10%, she should be excempt from the 18% gratuity on her bill. Even though you weren’t Paster...
Jesus for President

Jesus is My Candidate?

We’re almost there. November is coming, and with it Election Day. Then maybe all this will subside. Right now you can’t go anywhere – in real life or on the internet – without being bombarded by politics. It’s the worst...