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Rashomon Vol II. Eight Views of the Not So Super Debt Committee

Today the so-called "super committee" failed to reach agreement on how to reduce the U.S. deficit. Here's how the major news outlets presented the story. ABC News President Obama said today...

An interview with Linda Weber, author of “Life Choices: The Teachings of Abortion”

An interview with author, Linda Weber on her book exploring the spiritual essence of abortion, the historical context for it, and how it leads people to live with more awareness.

Was it as good for you as it was for me?

Below is the verbatim script from an encounter with an entity I will call Helpful Comcast Unit. I am Grumpy User. I am still trying to decide whether my...

Giving back to the forest

Last Labor Day, the mountains west of Boulder were set ablaze by a fellow who didn’t keep a close eye on an outdoor firepit (a volunteer fire fighter, no...

Please Cancel My Hissy Fit

I think the time I squander over on HP is having a negative impact on me. The atmosphere there has become so negative and so bursting with outrage generated...

It burns, burns, burns

**WARNING** Disturbing pictures. I met a woman at a conference today who had just returned from a year teaching writing to soldiers in Afghanistan. She told me something disturbing...

Sympathy for the devil

The other day, a small trailer in my town caught fire. The woman inside woke up to a wall of flames and ran outside into the snow. Nine cats...

Rashomon 12: Media views on this weekend’s historic events

Yesterday, several United States Congressmen were heckled by teabaggers, who used racist and homophobic slurs. One congressman was spit on. Here's a quick survey of how this story is...

What I might do on my summer vacation

Since I got laid off from a regular job about two years ago, I have been uninsured. I would really prefer to remain a contractor and work my own...

Rashomon 11: Twelve Views of the Healthcare Summit

Today President Obama held his promised healthcare summit with congressional leaders. Here is how the various media outlets portrayed the day's events. Some outlets had many stories on the...