And the soul still burns. By now, the goat has moved from stunned surprise to acknowledgement of imminent demise. Its grip on life is as tenuous as social media's grip on reality. Death is but a heartbeat away. Capitalism vs. Socialism. Spoiler: Socialism loses, badly. Socialism is mechanized and rigid. It grows roots and pushes … Continue reading Sacrifice the Goat (pt. 2): To the Bone
The goat walked down the path and looked carefully from side to side. It was only a goat, and the world was ever so big. Every tree seemed to spring forward with alarming force. The leaves were angry fists, shaking in the wind. Even the wind whispered warning, and the sun was a spotlight on … Continue reading Sacrifice the Goat (Part 1)
I am running for president in 2020. I will dominate and destroy all opposition. Anyone who thinks about running should consider themselves lucky that they are getting this advance notice of my impending occupation of our nation's highest office. Upon winning, I will paint the White House red (literally), make Mr. Feeny the Secretary of … Continue reading Hesitant President
Origin story Why did you start your blog? Is that still why you blog, or has your site gone in a different direction than you’d planned? Faithfool. That's how I came to write this blog. I was becoming disenchanted with the narratives presented that characterized Jesus. I felt that neither the secular nor the religious … Continue reading In the Beginning- Day 28ish
State of your year Write up a mid-year “State of My Year” post. Hello, America. Good to be back in front of you again. The year is racing by faster than Hussein Bolt on his way to the restroom after eating Taco Bell. There was a small presidential election this year, but it went by … Continue reading 365: Day 25- Let’s get this party Stated
Drawing a blank When was the last time your walked away from a discus- sion, only to think of The Perfect Comeback hours later? Recreate the scene for us, and use your winning line. Ah, yes. The perfect comeback. My mind jumps to Seinfeld and the Jerk Store. Look it up on Youtube if you … Continue reading 365: Day 24- But what am I?
Life after blogs Your life without a computer: what does it look like?
From A to Z Create a short story, piece of memoir, or epic poem that is 26 sentences long, in which the first sentence begins with “A” and each sentence thereafter begins with the next letter of the alphabet. A day in the life of Danielion is a day in the life of Danielion. Big … Continue reading 365: Day 22- ABigCatastrophe
Back to school If you could take a break from your life and go back to school to master a subject, what would it be? This is a beautifully ironic prompt in so many ways. First of all, mastering a subject is a ridiculous concept. Look at me, I am a math master; I know … Continue reading 365: Day 21- Back to School
A friend in need... Finish this sentence: “My closest friend is...” My head starts to cycle when I see this prompt. Best friend (I know it says closest) is a term that drives me back to seventh grade social wars. Why must an individual create a friend hierarchy? But then you get older and friends … Continue reading 365: Day 20- My closest friend