some stuff i've written about Culture

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Why I Love Donald Trump

To be perfectly candid with you, I didn’t want to write this post. But I kinda’ backed myself into a corner five years ago, and I knew that if I was going to have any sense of integrity I’d have…

Goodbye Mr. Trump

Today Donald Trump is evicted. Not from the White House (unfortunately), but from my brainspace. He’s already taken up much more room than he deserves. 

What the Babylon Bee Gets Right About the Bible

”The Bible is clearly a product of the conservative Christian machine. Jesus is not pleased.”

Never Again

I used to think the candle I lit that day in the Holocaust Museum meant something. Never again.

How Beer Can Help Us Love Each Other and Save the World

Today I saw a Heineken ad about drinking beer with people who you’d probably hate on Facebook. I think that they might be on to something.

Untethered

I saw an article the other day about how loneliness is as bad for you as cigarettes or something. I don’t smoke much these days, but I’m terribly lonely — and have been for years.

My Cult Story (A Documentary Film)

We were supposed to change the world — a weird kind of extraordinary was defined by Gothard’s lists. When that’s your normal,the message hammered into you is just ‘You’re not good enough.’

Do This Instead

This is mostly written to myself, as a reminder that the things I usually do are not the things that make me happy. I’m trying to change that.

To Lose Myself in Earth's Shallow Soil

I feel the soil of our planet growing thinner. It’s becoming more difficult to find space where we can send our roots down deep, for strength and water and life. Do you know what this feels like?

A Tattoo and a Prayer

It seemed like a good time to carve these words onto my chest. I have a feeling I’ll need them close by in the days ahead.