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Chris Pratt and Profaning the Sacred

Why do we keep the sacred separate from the profane? So we don’t dirty up the clean things. The clean things won’t make the dirty things any cleaner, but the dirty things sure can mess up the clean things. So we keep them separate. If we don’t, we’re left with nothing but dirty things. And this holds just as true for concepts as it does for objects.

“Not One Jot or Thimble Shall Pass”

I saw something disturbing in the news today. No, nothing Donald Trump tweeted. Rather, the Parker Brothers game “Monopoly” is retiring one of its signature game pieces: The thimble. It was ousted by popular vote, so this was hardly an authoritarian or fascist move by Parker Brothers – sorry, I […]

Olympus Didn’t Fall

Ah, spring.  We didn’t really have a winter in Texas this year thanks to global warming — the poor sods on the East Coast apparently took all the snow that would’ve come our way — but even if you’re unable to get a clue from rising temperatures as usual, you can still tell the […]