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Monthly Archive: December 2007

Dec 31 2007

The Meaning of Death, Part 2 of Many: Motivation and Mid-Life Crises

Part 2 of an ongoing series on the meaning of death in a godless world. The basic idea: In a world with no God and no afterlife, death — like life — doesn’t have any purpose or meaning except the meaning we create. So what meaning can we create for it? When I was forty, …

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Dec 31 2007

Happy Birthday To Me

Happy birthday to me I don’t live in a tree But I look like a primate Because I am one. Happy birthday to me… and happy New Year to all y’all!

Dec 29 2007

Willing

This piece originally appeared on the Blowfish Blog. It doesn’t talk about my personal sex life very much, but it does reference it a little bit. Family members and others who don’t want to read that stuff, use your own judgment. I’ve been kicked by the wind, robbed by the sleetHad my head stoved in, …

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Dec 28 2007

Untested by Definition: A Rant on Alternative Medicine

I blogged about this a little while back, but I made the mistake of burying it in a carnival announcement, and it kind of got lost in the shuffle. So I’m re-posting it as its very own post. Skeptico’s piece on the lack of testing in alternative medicine really hit it out of the park, …

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Dec 28 2007

Friday Cat Blogging: Violet’s Blue Eye

And now, two unbelievably cute pictures of our cat. At last, at long last, we have photos of Violet that do her justice. Violet, as you can see, is a strikingly beautiful cat; but she’s very hard for us to photograph. Our apartment doesn’t get much natural light, and when we use the flash, (a) …

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Dec 27 2007

Hypocrisy or Bigotry — Which Is Worse? Huckabee and Guiliani on Gay Rights

Via the HRC: “Unless Moses comes down with two stone tablets from Brokeback Mountain to tell us something different, we need to keep that understanding of marriage.” -Mike Huckabee “It’s the acts, it’s the various acts that people perform that are sinful.” -Rudolph Giuliani on homosexuality There are so many different ways I could go …

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Dec 23 2007

Brief Blog Semi-Break

I’m going to be very busy for the next two or three days, celebrating the birth of Santa. I’m going to try to get a blog piece or two up if I can — I even have a Christmas sermon in my head — but I don’t know if I’ll have the time. If I …

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Dec 23 2007

Dry Spells: A Reply: The Blowfish Blog

I have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog. It’s a reply to a piece by fellow Blowfish Blogger Rebekah Skoor on dry spells, periods in your life when you’re not having any sex — and worse, don’t want any. The culprit in this particular case seemed to be time and stress and overscheduling. …

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Dec 22 2007

Axial Tilt

Happy Solstice, everybody!

Dec 22 2007

Friday Cat Blogging on Saturday: Lydia and Violet Snuggling

And now, three cute pictures of our cats. Lydia and Violet don’t snuggle very often. (In fact, lately Violet has been hissing at her sister a lot, and taking swipes at her, and generally being a bitch.) So when I caught them snuggling on the sofa the other day, I had to take about a …

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