News

A Southern White Man’s Thoughts About Charlottesville

I am almost speechless. I am appalled, conflicted, angry, sick to my stomach, sad. This post is mostly for me to work through my thoughts and feelings. Where Were The Police? The police are not a monolithic entity. They are men and women who live and work in varied jurisdictions with differing levels of training and leadership. By all accounts…

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Dogs, Religion

How Has Dog Touched You?

I am the photography volunteer coordinator for a dog & cat rescue group in North Georgia. That means that I am the guy who tries to get photographers to show up at adoption events to take pictures of the dogs and cats available for adoption. Today I was the one taking the pictures, and one of the dogs up for…

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News, Pop Culture, Religion

You Keep Using That Word

I blame my high school AP English teacher for instilling in me an insistence for the use of proper grammar and vocabulary. Because of him I am one of those assholes that will correct a your/you’re/yore or there/their/they’re post. But this post isn’t really about that. It is about the misuse of some rather important words and phrases. Epic I…

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News, Religion

Taking the Lord’s Name In Vain

What exactly does the 3rd of the 10 Commandments mean when it says, “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain”? When I was growing up I was taught that meant “don’t cuss”. “God damn” is, I was taught, taking God’s name in vain. That phrase seems to still be a sticking point in broadcast…

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News, Politics

How Donald Trump Can Beat The Criticism

The Cheetoh In Chief released his administration’s budget proposal, and everyone and his mother is jumping on the highlight that one of the cuts would eliminate Federal contributions to the Meals On Wheels program. I had to do some digging to find out the rest of the story, but here it goes – stay with me.

Dogs

Goodbye Drake

I had to take Drake for an emergency vet visit last week to a last hope specialist. Her words to me after her exam of Drake and his extensive medical records was, “Mr. Selby, you have a very sick dog.” She said there was little to nothing they could do short of surgery, and that didn’t have a positive prognosis.

Dogs

The Love Of A Big Dog

This is a follow up to an earlier post about our German Shepherd, Drake. You can read that if you aren’t up to speed, or click here to skip down if you are.

Religion

I Can Explain It With Marbles

Atheist and agnostic are not the same, though they are frequently used interchangeably, by theists and atheists, which leads to confusion and unnecessary arguments about definitions. So I’m going to make this easy for us.