I came across this quote in an op-ed about reconciling pro-life beliefs with the reality of ongoing Christian values: [snip] "I can no longer persuade myself that the birth of the child is the end of my pro-life agenda. I must be “pro” everything needed for that child not just to be born, but to flourish. This means that I need to be pro education and pro job growth, and … [Read more...] about Being pro-life and pro-refugee
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Dear Houston, I understand that we've set up the city in such a way that 5 minutes of rain can bring parts of the city to a halt. There are even days when I find it charming. And I understand that we really are not equipped for freezing temperatures, let alone freezing temperatures that are joined by liquid (which promptly freezes) falling from the sky. And I've come to … [Read more...] about It’s just a bit of cold and ice
Every time I go in to an open body of water I am absolutely convinced there's something lurking underneath. Sharks, killer bacteria, alligators, snakes, swamp thing... I know they're all there, waiting for me to be dumb enough to enter the water. Yes, I know that Swamp Thing is a made up thing, but you can't convince me of that while I'm in the water. Stories like this, … [Read more...] about One more thing to worry about… Piranhas
So, for those of you who are fans of Science Fiction, and all its subgrenres, Bitten is coming to the SyFy Network. Bitten is the first book in Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series. Written in first person, Bitten follows Elena Michaels as she's called back home from the life she's trying to create in the normal world to the life she has tried to leave behind. … [Read more...] about “Bitten” is coming to SyFy
This weekend is the annual Houston Zombie Walk. As a "fan" of zombies in the media (books, movies, shows), I can understand that allure of dressing up as one or even attending an event to watch others dressed up as zombies. But, and I have to be honest here, there's a part of me that remembers that this is the way many many horror flicks start: a "fake" event that turns real. … [Read more...] about Has the zombie apocalypse begun?