Exponents & the Path of Righteousness

Yesterday, I was sitting in an Algebra class and observing a student. The students were playing an engaging computer game while practicing working with exponents. Halfway through the game, one of the teachers stopped in order to explain to the students the importance of what to do when you see an exponent as 0. The […]

Getting Shit Done

I haven’t felt better about myself as an adult than I have during the last 3 weeks. I am seeing my therapist and working on behavioral therapy. I went through a psychoeducational evaluation (waiting for the results). I stopped taking Zoloft. My stupid fucking psychiatrist prescribed Adderall for me after I told him that I […]

Crazy Shit I Used to Believe

I’ve been an atheist for almost 25 years. I started questioning religion, the Bible, and God when I was a freshman in college. During this time I’ve believed some stupid fucking shit. Finally, during the last 2 or 3 years, I’ve been able to behave more skeptically and critically. My wife and I were vegans […]

The Harm of “Everyone Has a Right to Their Own Opinion”

“The greatest deception men suffer from is their own opinions” – Leonardo de Vinci Someone close to me has said on several occasions (usually when we are drinking), “but, Dude, everyone has a right to their own opinion.” Side note- I’ll write more about this and the mother-in-law in a later post. This guy is correct. […]

“But, Dude, You Must Believe in Something”

Update- 4/15/17  So, after a 4-hour conversation with my son’s classmate’s father I decided that I had to update this story from a couple weeks ago. Rather than enjoy my Spring Break alone, I had the pleasure of babysitting my 2 1/2 year old son and his classmate. Fortunately, his school/daycare closed for a week […]

“I like Obama, but…”

After months of refraining from joining in family discussions, my father-in-law finally decided to chime in. Joe said, “I like Obama, but he didn’t do anything except have a good (NCAA Tourney) bracket and invite basketball teams to the White House.” Joe claims to be a life-long Democrat, but, as I said to him, his […]

What to Expect at the Abode

UPDATE (11/26/2020): I’m finally getting past my avoidance/anxiety and trying to start to write and publish at the Abode. Obviously, a lot has happened since 2017! Trump is gone…not yet, but almost! My in-laws are still here…but maybe not for long! My wife and I bought a house after we had our second, and last, […]