michael brown, ferguson, missouri

Facts on Ferguson

Everyone at one time or another has experienced a battle between what we will call your “head” and your “heart.”  There are times when most of us can justify the use of one over the other, and we can also justify disagreeing with opposing views.  However, when it comes to the law, the “head” and…

“The Butler” – film review

Before seeing Lee Daniels’ The Butler, I had several reasons to dislike it.  First, I don’t like anyone’s name before the title.  I would not like Martin Scorcese’s Goodfellas or Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, thus I would not like anyone’s anything.  Second, any film with Oprah Winfrey usually belongs on basic cable. …

In Defense of Gay Marriage

this topic recently came up on someone else’s blog, so i thought i’d repost my essay from about 2 1/2 years ago, originally published by pikerpress.com.   Over the past few years, a great deal of money has been spent, efforts put forth, attention given, words spoken, words yelled, words cursed, and pain suffered in…