A lot of the posts on this blog are just plain silliness. I write a lot of nonsensical things to amuse myself, and hopefully, others. But these posts are about serious business. These are the posts where I talk about real topics, for better or worse. In order of recency (newest first):

The Sky Is Falling: The Media, The Justice System & Pedophiles

How the American justice system is broken when it comes to child sexual abuse.

This Is Why I Have A Problem With Fundamentalists

This Is Why I Have A Problem With Fundamentalists Part 2

A two-part series exploring the anti-gay law in Uganda.

Remind Me Never To Shop At Hobby Lobby

Discussing the Supreme Court case on employers paying for health insurance that provides birth control under the ACA.

Big Bang Breakthrough

Gravitational waves! Einstein was right!

How Domestic Violence Got Me Out Of Jury Duty

The story of having to tell the court I was a victim of domestic violence.

My Affordable Care Act

I take you through the process of signing up for the ACA.

To Anyone Who’s Ever Said, “Why don’t they just leave?”

A letter to people who don’t understand domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

If you are in danger, please call emergency services, your local hotline, or in the United States, call The Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY), or visit TheHotline.org. Be safe.

12 Years Later…

Discussion on racism on the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

A Letter To Parents About Sexual Abuse

I offer some advice to parents on how to deal with it.

Let’s Riot!

I talk about how dumb rioting is in the wake of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman acquittal.

The Barbie Fallacy

A rant about gender stereotyping and body image issues.

A Culture Of Terror

Condemnation of the American media and government.

On Appearances

A discussion of body dysmorphic disorder.

Abuse And Promiscuity

A post about sexual promiscuity as the result of child sexual abuse.

The Sky Is Falling: The Media & The Boston Bombings

A discussion of the conspiracy theories regarding the Boston Marathon bombings.

Things We Can’t Talk About

Discussing child sexual abuse.

Cheer Up, Dammit.

More struggles with major depressive disorder.

Hurt: The Aftermath

Part Two of my own experience with domestic violence.

On Health Care

A bitchfest about the shoddy state of health care in the United States.

On the 2nd Amendment, Health Care and Mass Murder

A post just as described in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings.

The Death Of A Dream

A post about how I will never be an astronaut.

Wounds That Never Heal

A gut wrenching story of my former animal friends.

Hurt

Part One of my own experience with domestic violence.

Polly Ticks & The Angry Vaginas

Blathering about politics the day after the 2012 United States Election.

Defining Moments

A discussion of how events can change the course of your life.

A Letter To My Dead Grandmother

I give my abusive grandmother a piece of my mind.

Being Crazy: Things I’ve Lost

My struggle with major depressive disorder.

Identity

Where I am now in my struggle to overcome child abuse and domestic violence.

The Fairness Sham

My philosophy of life, the universe and everything.

Heavy

A random diatribe about bleh.

If I Only Had 10 Years to Live

If you only had ten more years to live, would you do anything differently?

Free Will

My thoughts on predetermination.

The Night That Changed My Life

I talk about having my skull smashed by a stage light.

A Little String & A Stuffed Donkey

I talk about the voices in my head. Probably the most revealing post on this whole blog.

On Being Dead

My many experiences with dying.

The Rules: Or How to Be A Reasonable Human

The rules I created to conduct myself as a reasonable member of society.

Of Mice And Memory

Ruminating on the power of memory.

The Dead File

Another friend died.

Crazy

I regale you with an epic of navigating the Gov’t Dept. of Crazy. What fun!

In The Middle

More Gov’t Dept. of Crazy adventures.

Semantics & Isms

My foundational thinking on faith.

Atheist Bloggers

The post where I came out as an atheist blogger.

Secrets

Write about one thing you’ve never told anyone and explain why.

The Hard Way

The only way to learn.

Reason Is Not To Blame

Do you believe everything happens for a reason?

Mass Murder

Talking about mass murder prompted by the Norway killings.

Loved And The Lost

On losing love.

Mind & Heart

Personification of internal organs.

Crybaby

On crying.

I Hate Birthdays

Another year, another diatribe about hating birthdays.

Death and Taxes

About the death of my oldest friend.

Save

An open letter to greedy Wall Street types.

Security

There’s not enough of it in the world. I miss mine.

MISSING: One Sense of Humor

I found it again.

Where Did The Bumper Go?

A discussion about the automotive industry in my hometown, Detroit.

Goldfish

How I got the nickname Goldfish.

Seeing Stars

My love for the stars.

A Fight Club Moment

One of those moments where I realize just how short life is.