Polarization on Social Media: A Personal Testimony and Call To Account

I am a prolific user of Facebook, and am starting to catch-up in the Twitter and Instagram realm as well. However, Facebook remains the most useful for me, because of the length of posts it allows. I like to share news items that catch my interest, as well as my thoughts on everything and anythingContinue reading “Polarization on Social Media: A Personal Testimony and Call To Account”

Book Review: The Great Sex Rescue by Sheile Wray Gregoire

I recently read the newly released book The Great Sex Rescue: The Lies You’ve Been Taught and How to Recover What God Intended by Sheila Wray Gregoire, Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach, et al. The book is written out of an evangelical, purity culture context, and surveys over 20,000 women across several Christian denominations to get itsContinue reading “Book Review: The Great Sex Rescue by Sheile Wray Gregoire”

Real Allyship or Cynical Ploy: On Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm’s Modern Politics

During the recent Black Lives Matter protests in the spring and summer of 2020, actor John Boyega made headlines by bluntly stating that Lucasfilm and Disney mismanaged the Star Wars sequel trilogy, especially in its portrayal of actors of colour like Boyega himself and his co-star Kelly Marie Tran. More recently, the news broke thatContinue reading “Real Allyship or Cynical Ploy: On Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm’s Modern Politics”

Quotes on Love For Valentine’s Day 2021

From the Dragonriders of Pern series “There are many ways of loving”–F’lar rider of bronze Mnementh in Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey. From NCIS: “Love is never going to come easy. Yes, it is scary and it’s messy as hell but it cannot be an option. So when true love does come along you need toContinue reading “Quotes on Love For Valentine’s Day 2021”

The Good Lessons of Wonder Woman 1984

Beware of spoilers below ************************************************************************************************** I’ve been seeing a lot of criticism of the newly released Wonder Woman 1984 and frankly it has me puzzled. Granted that I tend to be easily pleased when it comes to cinema, and as long as it’s a fun ride I’m generally happy, but WW84 seemed to have someContinue reading “The Good Lessons of Wonder Woman 1984”

Advent and Christmas: What We Get Wrong and Why It’s Important To Tell It Right

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Christian new year in a variety of Christian traditions. The season of Advent marks the beginning of the Christian year and leads up to the birth of Christ celebrated on December 25. Every year, sermons are preached, songs are sung and pageants are performed celebrating and re-telling the storyContinue reading “Advent and Christmas: What We Get Wrong and Why It’s Important To Tell It Right”

On Jar Jar Binks, Neurodivergence, and The Value of A Nuisance

I recently read The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy: You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned, and was struck by near-universal hatred of the character of Jar Jar Binks. This is far from a new phenomenon in Star Wars fandom–the character was despised from his initial debut in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace.Continue reading “On Jar Jar Binks, Neurodivergence, and The Value of A Nuisance”

Responding To Mr. Ford

The title of this video is sensationalist but Ford’s logic is broken nonetheless. He defends the elimination of the extra $100 benefit by saying people on ODSP with a part-time job collecting CERB would get a “few hundred” extra dollars per month, and then at the end says the best way to help people onContinue reading “Responding To Mr. Ford”

The Danger Of Full Solar Spirituality

I’ve been doing some reading of late, and I’m seeing a number of convergent messages. Recently, Mary Trump, the niece of Donald Trump, published her memoir Too Much and Not Enough: How My Family Created The World’s Most Dangerous Man that was revealing of the family structures in the immediate Trump family that shaped DonaldContinue reading “The Danger Of Full Solar Spirituality”

By The Numbers: An Example Of Obfuscation

Opinions are flying fast and furiously across the Internet on the issue of police forces and racism, and the call for defunding and/or abolishing of police departments. Recently, I saw this post on Facebook that was purportedly posted by a cop who had done some research on the stats. This is the text of thatContinue reading “By The Numbers: An Example Of Obfuscation”