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On writing || Never pray for humility, or you may end up here

Never pray for humility. You may end up writing a book. It is very difficult to think you’re all that when you see some of the nonsense that appears while you write. But even if your ego makes it relatively intact to the end of editing that last draft, never fear, for a whole new … More On writing || Never pray for humility, or you may end up here

Research outtakes || By order of the Health Bureau

“Do not spit on the sidewalk by order of the Health Bureau.” One has to wonder what circumstances led to these little signs being put up throughout Central City in the late 19th century. The most obvious answer leads to a rather disgusting image. The Old West had an interesting relationship with this particular bodily … More Research outtakes || By order of the Health Bureau

A bit of horror || The Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft

I think it was last year that I discovered H.P. Lovecraft (and by discovered, I mean a couple podcasts featured works of his and I was fortunate enough to listen. Thank you The Classic Tales Podcast and Forgotten Classics.) He’s now one of my go-to authors in October. The Colour Out of Space is my … More A bit of horror || The Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft

The Great American Eclipse, Pt. 2 || Making Wyoming History

After totality, people could not stop talking about those two minutes. Complete strangers were sharing their impressions, even though the eclipse was still happening overhead. After what we’d just seen, the rest of the moon’s path seemed anti-climatic. A few cars zipped out of the field the moment totality ended. There was no savoring or … More The Great American Eclipse, Pt. 2 || Making Wyoming History

Well said || John Pavlovitz on Charlottesville

What we’ve watched unfolding in Charlottesville, with hundreds of white people bearing torches and chanting about the value of white lives and shouting slurs, is not a “far Right” protest. When you move that far right, past humanity, past decency, past goodness—you’re something else.  You’re not a supremacist, you’re not a nationalist, and you’re not … More Well said || John Pavlovitz on Charlottesville