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Nov 23 2013

An Atheist Wedding? Good God!

In the planning for our wedding We had made the usual list Of the people we’d invited Making certain none were missed From your little cousin Hanna To my scary uncle Todd There was one, though, uninvited: We had left no room for God. We would build our world together We would make our solemn …

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Oct 26 2013

A Perfect Match

He gave her his heart, in exchange for her own And he owed her that heart and more, didn’t ‘e? They already knew they were perfectly matched… Cos, you see, she had given him her kidney! (Honestly, if you are the sort who doesn’t watch videos until you see if it is worth it, watch …

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Oct 17 2013

Adopt A Shelter Pet

Just saw this referenced on Letterman: The cuttledogs are shelter/rescue dogs; I agree with Paul Shaffer and his daughter–why would you want anything else? October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.

Sep 11 2013

The Concerned Neighbor

There’s a little get-together In the house across the street Where they’ll have some beers, some chips and dips, And maybe grill some meat Though it’s not the sort of recipe My family cares to eat, Still, I must admit, they’ve gathered quite a crowd. All the cooking is downwind from me There’s nothing I …

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Aug 23 2013

The Ballad Of Kat and Krista (Or, Why The Church Is Losing)

The city saw progress; It’s moving, at last, But the church remains stubbornly Stuck in the past When Kat married Krista They first had to fight Till the city agreed To their benefits right So health care was covered Which only seems just And the city agreed That they certainly must And Kat’s parents supported …

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Jul 25 2013

Why, Oh Why, Oh Why-Oh (…Would You Act This Way, Ohio)

Attorney General Mike DeWine (Republican, Ohio) Is looking for an act of hate To supplement his bio He can’t be seen as gentle (He’s Republican, of course) So while Jim’s love John is dying Mike is showing no remorse While he can’t appeal the ruling (Which is really quite a shame) He can still deny …

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Jul 22 2013

John and Jim: An Update

This is why it matters. James Obergefell has lived with the love of his life for 20 years before they married two weeks ago. They also hoped to be buried next to each other, to spend eternity together, but the state of Ohio and his spouse’s relatives won’t let him – because he married another …

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Jul 15 2013

The Wedding Of John And Jim

This is the story of John and Jim; Jim loves John, and John loves him; Twenty years, six months, and eleven days Already married in many ways, They finally got to say their vows With every right the law allows Just watch the story—don’t ask why… And I fucking dare you not to cry. I …

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May 14 2013

Someone Kiss The Bride For Me!

So I just got back (never announce your departures–it’s like leaving a “rob my house” sign on your door) from many days of driving, smiling, lifting, hauling, driving, shivering, waiting, driving, greeting, hugging, driving, and driving. With very little chance to check email (students who did not come to class for the last half of …

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Mar 29 2013

Marriage Week: Sanctity

The date: January 1, 2008. The place: New Hampshire. The scene: Politicians everywhere, vying with one another to succeed George the Lesser. Staking out positions to appeal to their party’s faithful, demonizing their opponents, in their own and in the other party. Parties, I should say–NH gets all the fringe candidates as well. NH voters …

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