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A new vocabulary word, perhaps, for some readers: “unexpurgated.” Continue reading Normalizing obscenity
The strange case of Ronald Ilg
He’s an exceptionally personable person. He makes friends easily, and they quickly become convinced that he’s a good guy through and through. But boy, does he ever have secrets.
Starbucks and the homeless
- I have no solutions.
- The price of wokeness
- It is not good for any business to take sides in the culture wars.
Sore throat weather
“They’re out there.”
Continuing a theme from last week’s post:
Continue reading Sore throat weather
Bad service at DD
(1) Response to injustice
(2) What to do while you wait?
I have suffered with obsessive-compulsive disorder and genetically-based clinical depression all my life. I first became medicated for these conditions, with SSRIs, in 1991, and the improvement was so drastic I never wanted to be without those medications again.
On or about December 6, 2015, however, it seemed as if they abruptly became ineffective. I was not in a position to find a medical doctor competent to change them. So, on the one hand, I’ve lived with clinical depression from then till now and continuing. On the other hand, a positive is that in this state I’ve obtained certain insights that I never could have “seen” any other way.
One insight in particular would have changed my entire course in life, had I only learned it as a child.
It occurred in four steps. The blue block quotes below are excerpts from my diary. However, I recall that C.S. Lewis referred to diary-keeping as a “time-wasting and foolish practice;” that a diary is, “even for autobiographical purposes,” far less useful than one might suppose. As to the first two steps below, I lost a good deal of time and effort searching for diary passages that didn’t exist.
In mid-December 2015 …
Controversies and the Zeitgeist
“All our dreams were becoming nightmares.”
Evangelizing the Sioux?
“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world through him might be saved.”
07/28/22 — Oglala Sioux Tribe Temporarily Suspends All Christian Missionary Work | Sovereignty I (nativenewsonline.net)
07/25/22 — Christian Mission Ousted from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after Distribution of Hate Materials | Currents (nativenewsonline.net)
08/02/22 — Pine Ridge officials mandate churches register with Council in new ordinance (argusleader.com)
08/05/22 — Dances with Wolves: Fun Facts from Your Favorite Western Film – Herald Weekly
Woodrow Wilson’s sins
Cancel culture at its best