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America! Fudge Yeah!

America! Fudge Yeah!

Akron’s Fourth of July fireworks were held on the 6th of July in 1991 because the actual 4th fell on a Thursday that year. People gathered on the All America Bridge (aka the Y-Bridge because it looks like a Y from overhead) to watch the display. Now there’s a stadium downtown and people go there […]

Elmo and Cookie Monster and the Supreme Court Decision

Elmo and Cookie Monster and the Supreme Court Decision

In high school I was a flamboyant dresser and punk rock fan in rural Ohio where that kind of thing was generally unacceptable. Several members of the Wadsworth High School football team were outraged by my mode of dress. When I dyed my hair bright blond this confirmed their suspicion that I was gay. After […]

What is a Racist?

What is a Racist?

I found the case of Rachel Dolezal, the former head of the Spokane, Washington branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) who allowed people to believe she was Black for many years when she was actually White very interesting on a personal level. The photo I have used to illustrate […]

Retreat With Me

Retreat With Me

Lots of people write me emails asking if I’ll be leading any retreats. I’m guessing they’re missing the list of upcoming events at the bottom of every article I put up here as well as the events page. So for those of you who haven’t noticed the lists or that page, or who need more […]

BAD NEWS: Buddhism is Not a Religion, Here's Why

BAD NEWS: Buddhism is Not a Religion, Here’s Why

Last week a whole bunch of my Buddhist friends shared an article they were very excited about called It Needs Saying: Buddhism is Not a Philosophy, Science, Psychotherapy or Culture. It is a Religion by David Brazier. It turns out one of the major reasons David Brazier feels this needs saying is because he just […]

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