Category Archives: No Way Way
“She stands outside & in me, / a flicker beckoning / at the inmost limit of vision / where the blind spot is insufficiency / of self-knowing.” A poem in celebration of National Poetry Month. Continue reading
This excerpt from Rachel Meikäläinen’s Whole Numbers delves into the meaning of the word integrity.
How can we help the people of Haiti in the aftermath of yesterday’s devastating earthquake? By sending them assistance — not by blaming them, as Christianist lackwit Pat Robertson so predictably does.
A poem based upon a verse in the Book of Job, with an account by a Kansas farmer who saw the inside of a tornado in 1928.
My Side Street Saturday included an encounter with a handcarved Vietnamese Buddha of white-grey marble, which its owner hopes to sell as a fundraiser for Veterans for Peace. A little about Job, integrity, cold, & low atmospheric pressure, too.
Max Blumenthal’s new book Republican Gomorrah talks among other things about corporal punishment in Christianist practices of child discipline — practices taught by Focus on the Family leader James Dobson and, at least in 1985, Anchorage Baptist Temple pastor Jerry Prevo.
Theodicy for Wendy If they could, these words would wrap around the questions like a cocooning blanket. They’d devise an argument, foolproof, dispelling all nuances of Why? They’d console you moment by moment. They’d answer all your grief. But if … Continue reading
You wouldn’t think Jerry Prevo would inspire poetry, wouldja? But this is the 2nd I’ve written b/c of him. Yikes.
I first used this term in the post “The new Carrie Prejean?” I’m using often enough that it seems helpful to break the definition I used there out into a separate post. Christianist is a term I first heard from … Continue reading