Fables of the Deconstruction

What is life?

A dedicated fan recently brought it to my attention that I ruined his ability to enjoy one of Hollywood’s finer recent entertainments because I revealed some significant detail from the prove

Summary of My Discontent

A meditation on meditation

Ultimately, all our difficulties arise from one basic illusion. We believe in the inherent existence of ourselves and all other phenomena.

Guest Commentary

Thinking about the unthinkable

Why should we think about the unthinkable?

Don't Ask, I'm Telling

Wishful thinking

Did you see the full moon last week? Like a giant flashlight in the sky, it was hard to miss.

Raised Relief

Joyful uncertainty

What do Rush Limbaugh, Christopher Hitchins and your average militant Jihadi have in common outside of being complete assholes?

Guest Commentary

Keep judicial elections on the high road

The ideal justice system is symbolized by Lady Justice, the blindfolded goddess who holds perfectly balanced scales.

Fables of the Deconstruction

I must not think bad thoughts

Having a fairly skimpy budget for entertainment (after my cable bill, I have a pretty skimpy budget for groceries, too), I came up short on July 9, as I sadly realized I would not be able to

Keeping Up with the Jones

Die and burn in hell, LeBron: Our unhealthy obsession with sports

Let’s get something straight at the outset — I’m a sports nut.

Summary of My Discontent

I don’t say this often enough

I love you. You really mean the world to me. I’m ashamed that I sometimes get caught up in the maelstrom of everyday living and neglect to tell you how important you are to me.

Don't Ask, I'm Telling

Being gay in Uganda

The government of Uganda is considering legislation that would introduce life sentences and the death penalty as acceptable ways to deal with homosexuality, which already is illegal in the African