In an argument made before the Supreme Court of Iowa, the people and organizations that were defending Iowa state law (at that time), prohibiting same sex couples from being married, in keeping with the federal Defense of Marriage Act (then the law of the of the land), allowed Iowa to not acknowledge the marriages of […]Read more "On the Freedom to Marry – Part XII"
Part I There are executions taking place in the country all the time. Some states like Texas, and Oklahoma have systems of capital punishment that move people through, bringing them to their final-end with systematic ease. In recent years there are many states who have had to change the methods by which […]Read more "The Death Penalty (Collected Parts)"
Part VII. As an undergraduate I wrote my senior paper for my theology major on the topic of universal salvation, and then I doubled down on it and wrote my senior paper for my philosophy major on the same subject. By the time I was done with that work, my research had uncovered […]Read more "Inspiration and Futility, Alternating Between the Poles"
Part IV. What we have discussed to this point, in parts I – III of this essay, that is the flowering side of the garden. It is the place where we love to be, when everything is growing well and going right, but there are many times in our lives, countless times, when inspiration […]Read more "Inspiration and Futility, Alternating Between the Poles"
Emergence 2.0 A Novel – In 55 Words a Day Day 036, February 5th, 2017 Chapter One: Notice Kathy knew she would never see Jim again. Though, she was not certain. She felt his passing like a moment of turbulence. When it was over; it was like she was in a […]Read more "Emergence, In Fifty-five Words Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part Five, Endings, Collected Chapters"
Observation It is 4:00 pm, and the rain is freezing. The rain covers everything in a thickening layer of ice, a slurry of slush and snow. It was warm today, but the temperature is falling, dropping below zero. There are people outside, they have no shelter. Some will not make it through the night. […]Read more "Observation – January 2nd, 2017, Monday"
Epilog: Part One – Surrender Epilog Pt.01 Kathy had one option. Feeling the psychic blow from the cataclysm on Earth, she surrendered. She had prepared for it. #Emergence Epilog: Part Two – Transmogrification Epilog Pt. 02 She sensed her consciousness duplicating. She was both Earth’s channel, and the guide, becoming a […]Read more "Emergence – A Twitter Novel – Epilog"