I don’t have any more poop in my head.

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been struggling through my first bout of writer’s block. And I’ve finally worked past it for the most part, and my friend Seth said that it was like I was no longer mentally constipated. There was no more poop in my head. And I thought that would make an excellent title, so I’m writing this post specifically because I had a good idea for a title, and that’s honestly a super encouraging thing to happen to me, and damn it I’m going to celebrate my shitty title. And the shitty pun I just made about it.

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Regarding Roy Moore

I am angry on behalf of the women who have had to weigh the decision of whether or not to put her painful story out there against a wealthy and powerful man. I am angry on behalf of everyone who has to sit there and listen to some twat spewing the “well they’re probably just saying it to get attention” trope. I am angry that powerful men have assaulted women in their workplaces and homes, and then gone on to enjoy regular lives uninterrupted by the memory of the event or the consequences of their actions. But more than anything, I am so, so angry at the church.

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I honestly can’t think of a clever way to explain that I’m about to talk about the finale of The Office. (That’s it, that’s the title of this piece.)

I used to be extremely surprised, whenever a TV show ended, that I would feel this deep sense of loss. I mean, I expected to feel emotional, but I expected it to end when the show turned off, and all would be resolved. But now I’m not surprised.

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Thoughts about John Kasich’s book, Two Paths

So, I expected Two Paths to be a discussion about these things, which is why I clicked “Borrow”. Instead, Kasich provided a memoir, a reflection on his introduction, ascent towards, and activities in political power. 

But I’m not upset about it. It was nice to have a reminder that yes, people are thinking and working on all sides.

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an excavator on top of a hill

Trump and Coal Miners

So ok, like I’d expect, coal miners (as in, workers in a dying industry) in Pennsylvania are being offered training for other industries. This is something I want. If they are stuck in the coal industry, which has failed them, and live in an economy that ignored the problem and failed to prepare them for the industry’s death, it makes sense to provide them with at least some semblance of a future. Education seems like the least we can do.

But apparently, miners are generally refusing to be retrained for other industries. Apparently, the president’s promise to bring back coal has convinced them that their jobs will come back and their futures are secure.

What. The. Hell.

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Apparently there’s a verse in Joshua that talks about what could be a solar eclipse and some scientists have written a paper on it and I think that’s the coolest thing this week

Humphreys and Waddington looked to see if there was an annular eclipse around the time we’d expect the Israelites to be in Canaan, where it could be seen. And you’ll be totally surprised, because you’ve definitely read this far wondering whether there will be a solar eclipse that makes sense:

There was an annular eclipse that would have been visible in Canaan in the year 1207 BC.

*Mind blown*

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I wrote an essay about Thomas while replying to a friend and I liked it enough to save it as its own file. Here’s the slightly more polished version. (by Fall Out Boy.)

What most people forget about Thomas is that he was actually really dedicated to Jesus. Like…. He is the one who wants to know the way to where Jesus is going to prepare rooms for them. In John 11:16 he shows boldness in wanting to go and possibly even die with Jesus on the journey to revive Lazarus.

So what was it that made Thomas doubt the resurrection?

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