Tag Archives: Thoughts

Be a Man (or Crying is for Sissies)

I read this article on Facebook about Nick Offerman’s response to the question of men crying, and it nearly brought me to tears. Why? Because it’s nice when a famous man who is often seen as a “man’s man” comes out and just throws a monkey wrench in machismo.

It got me to thinking about the things that move me to tears. There was the last scene in the original Independence Day. The thought of an advanced species coming all the way to earth in spaceships that were larger than most cities losing to humans who can barely avoid an accidental nuclear war stirred something in me that I couldn’t deny, and I had to shed those tears.

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How to be Tone Deaf in 140 Characters or Less

Ladies and gentlemen, what a week. First, the FBI and Democrats try to head off #releasethememo by putting out statements about how damaging it would be to classified sources or some shit. Then the memo is released, and I’m forced to recall all those times I’ve left a woman unsatisfied, and I feel this newfound kinship with women because that release was certainly the performance of a minute-man. Next, all the Republicans decide to say stupid shit, like there’s a barely functioning idiot working in the highest echelons of government passing on vapid talking points to the Repubs via Sean Hannity. Actually, that’s literally what’s happening. We’re not going to talk about any of that, though, because I have an even better WTF moment in store.

You know when you’re listening to somebody speak, and they say something so stupid you can’t help but to punch them in the throat?

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Magical Thinking in the Atheist Community

Do you know what magic feels like?

I’m not speaking of magic tricks, or Magic: the Gathering, or Wiccan magic.

I’m talking about real magic.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
-Stephen King

When I was growing up, my father encouraged reading. It was kind of a thing with me. Every day I was reading books. The books could be educational, religious, young adult, and on and on and on. I read so much that I developed a love for reading. Continue reading Magical Thinking in the Atheist Community

Naked Sky

When it’s raining, you imagine
the whole world is drowning.

But
it’s not.

It’s
moving along without you, bathing
in the sunlight
beneath a nude, azure

void.

~ryas 2017

#MAGA: 10 Reasons Trump is America’s Greatest President

Picture this: 2016, you’re watching the election coverage, and one thing keeps bouncing around in your head.

We need change!

The people are clamoring for it. The followers of Christ yearn for it. Middle America, for so long ignored and forgotten by the Wall Street and Hollywood elites, the liberal professors looking down on them from their ivory towers, and the Washington deep state failing to deliver on promises while simultaneously taking everything from them and giving it to people who didn’t work for it, is ready for change.

Can you feel it?

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Your Belly Button is Just Your Old Mouth

One day, you’re sitting there minding your own business when your girlfriend blurts out “Your belly button is just your old mouth.”

Confusion sets in until, finally, she explains to you that, when you were not yet a viable human being, still in your mother’s womb, you used to eat through your belly button.

Your belly button is just your old mouth.  According to Facebook.   And science.

Make Me a Sammich (Courtland Sykes for Senate)

Nobody knows who the hell this guy is.  I mean, I am personally reminded of the offspring of Robert Herjavec and a very unfortunate muppet.  Ad hominems aside, the only reason I know about this guy is because he said something stupid on Facebook.  Check out his statement: Continue reading Make Me a Sammich (Courtland Sykes for Senate)

Tomi Lahren Auditions for Spot in Reality Series, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

So here’s a thing: Flip-flopper extraordinaire Tomi Lahren has chosen to take on the name “Ofdon” after auditioning to be the lead in Donald Trump’s new reality series, The Handmaid’s Tale. 

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Fear, the Great Motivator

Fear is a funny thing, isn’t it?

I recently commented on another blogger’s post regarding a question asked within that post.  The question was about how two educated people, educated in virtually the same field of study, could have such disparate views on God.  The two in question were Francis Collins and Richard Dawkins.

After listening to Collins’ answer on how he came to his faith, to me, it was easy to see why he had faith at all.

He was afraid. Continue reading Fear, the Great Motivator

A Welcome Message to You, the People

It dawned on me that I ought to introduce myself, and maybe explain a few things about my blog.

First, hi!  Call me Ry.  It’s certainly a pleasure to make your acquaintance.  Now that we have the pleasantries out of the way, let me get down to the nitty-gritty. Continue reading A Welcome Message to You, the People