45 year old gay man, ordained minister, veteran, writer, living in Vancouver WA (previously Palm Springs) About the time you assume I am serious, I will post something humorous or snarky; about the time you assume I am a clown, I will hit you with rational thought - don't assume. Read what I write, not what you think I write.

The “Garbage” Has a Voice

What happens when a homeless couple shows up at a homeless shelter? The policies and procedures will punish them for their audacity, and rightfully so.

The War Game (and how you can play at home)

As nations, corporations, and media outlets go to war, you can now play along at home!

An Immodest (Immoral) Proposal

A few years ago, I made a proposal, on the Net, among some friends. I think it is time for us to consider the proposal again.

Some Artwork For My Friends

Just some of my usual computer-generated artwork, for my friends at PlanetPOV.

The Nuclear Power of Profits

(or How I Came to Prefer the Bomb) With reports and hype currently abounding regarding Japanese nuclear plants endangered by recent (and continuing) earthquakes, perhaps it is time to take a look at the truth about the state of nuclear power in the world today.

BudgetPOV: You are the Hand that Feeds You (and Your Family)

BudgetPOV is a proposed series on making ends meet in these troubled times (especially since the “ends” seem to be hacked off and cauterized). This, the first article in the...

Glossolalia 101: Pseudo-con Math

Glossolalia 101 is a series of articles discussing how pseudo-cons, neo-cons, and theo-cons (among others) use language to disguise, dominate, and obfuscate the issues. This first article deals with how...

BudgetPOV: Attitude (a letter to myself)

BudgetPOV is a series of articles intended to help people living with economic uncertainty to live frugally. This first article in the series is concerned with the most important facet of living frugally: a person’s attitudes about having to live this way.

The Death of Moderation

That word doesn't mean what you think it means. But that's okay, it can't be offended by you, because it's dead.

Writing Responsibly for Other Universes

What is so challenging about writing fiction? How could that be hard? That was the question an acquaintance asked me recently. I was mildly annoyed at the question, but I...