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2017 March 29 -- Feminazi Coming-of-Age  Avoid female authors, even when linked with a guy co-author
2017 March 18 -- Self-Flagellation I try (but sometimes fail) to avoid PC computers and PC books
2017 March 15 -- Self-Defeating Ideology You cannot argue against what you depend on for your argument
2017 March 13 -- Nazis Are Like Zombies A "safe" way to indulge anti-Christian (and anti-Semitic) feelings
2017 March 10 -- Blood Flag No difference between the Good Guys hating and the Bad Guys hating
2017 March 6 -- Done Shopping The church didn't turn me away
2017 February 25 -- Very "Christian" Fiction His "love" is neither manly nor credible nor even Biblical
2017 February 21 -- Choosing a Church I don't go to church for what I can get out of it
2017 February 8 -- SciFi as Religion Total fantasy about 85 children growing up without adult supervision
2017 February 7 -- Fearing the Future God is in control, so do not be afraid
2017 January 7 -- Winter Keeping the water going
2017 January 4 -- 144,000 Women Another fatal blow against the so-called "gender-accurate" translations

2016 December 31 -- PC Trumps Science I need to be more careful when reading the cover blurb
2016 December 29 -- "Prince of Peace" = Czar? Linguistically and etymologically unrelated
2016 December 28 -- Being the Expert It's a lot of work getting there
2016 December 19 -- A (Rare) Sunny Sunday A drive in the hills after a sad church
2016 December 14 -- I Hate Gmail No computer is smarter than I am
2016 December 12 -- New Town Woes Random thoughts while getting settled
2016 December 1 -- DIY Recovery My nephew is the expert, thank God
2016 November 28 -- "Low-Flow" Taps Waste Water Google fails to find Oregon laws
2016 November 26 -- Stupid Left-Wing Gummit Regulators They gum up everything they touch
2016 November 19 -- Eunuchs Staying safe in America
2016 November 18 -- After the Flood Genesis vindicated
2016 November 17 -- Why None-of-the-Above Nobody to vote for
2016 November 15 -- Gooey Apple No longer easy to use
2016 November 11 -- Netflix Not Entropy strikes again (things get worse)
2016 November 10 -- None-of-the-Above Voters Hard figures show voter distaste for both
2016 November 9 -- Childish Left-Wing Tantrums You won last time, now it's the other half of the country's turn
2016 November 8 -- Oregon Blue Thoughts while awaiting election results
2016 October 26 -- Going Off-Line Again Up to 6 weeks of no email...
2016 October 25 -- Helping People Not "isolated" but also not pushy
2016 October 24 -- Transmission Is Not Creation Farms and factories create wealth, organized religions only move it around
2016 October 11 -- Recycling Returning dead trees and metals to the ground from which they came
2016 September 28 -- Twisted Moral: God is not mocked with impunity
2016 September 23 -- Media Woes Sony refused to promise not to plant viruses in your computer
2016 September 14 -- I Hate OSX Even More The (classic) MacOS still outshines all it successors
2016 September 13 -- Politics vs Science Seeing Global Warming and ObamaCare from a leftist perspective
2016 September 9 -- In Oregon Miscellaneous observations at jet-lagged 4 in the morning
2016 September 2 -- Travel More reasons to drive
2016 August 27 -- Cognitive Burden Driving takes less hard thinking than flying
2016 August 22 -- On Alcoholic Beverages It is drunkenness, not alcohol, that is forbidden
2016 August 6 -- Relationship & Trust Trust must be based on character, not wishful thinking
2016 August 1 -- The Husband It's better than fantasy or magic
2016 July 30 -- Anarchy As Freedom The law is there for your protection
2016 July 27 -- Politics In Fiction Not what the novelist is good at
2016 July 23 -- Feminazi Blunders Good novelists cannot live the government-imposed religion
2016 July 22 -- Follow the Rules The crime boss is God. Rule #1: Don't muck with God
2016 July 13 -- Visions in the Night My eyes inventing things for me to see in the dark
2016 July 11 -- 1st-Century Women Same as today, some leadership jobs are better done by women
2016 July 8 -- Cowboy The cowboy must ride into town to get his horse shod and the bullet cut out
2016 July 7 -- Feeling Old You know you're getting old when your friends are all dead
2016 July 6 -- Politics in Fiction Most everybody is out there to the left of me, Thor excepted
2016 July 4 -- Liars Lie When people lie all the time, it poisons the whole culture

2016 June 27 -- The Bible and Religious Violence Professor Hendel is unqualified to condemn cherem
2016 June 25 -- The Sin of Witchcraft  Living the Golden Rule is really hard
2016 June 21 -- The Elephant in the Room A robot can't think for itself until it has a "self" to think for
2016 June 20 -- Liars Not only Cretans, but also Christian preachers today
2016 June 17 -- Neal Stephenson and Religion Christian religion still stands
2016 June 13 -- (Not) Being Afraid of the Dark Bad Things Happen, but God is Good
2016 June 11 -- Moby Dick Ishmael is closer to God than most moderns
2016 June 9 -- Cashless Don't visit Sweden
2016 June 8 -- Cessationism Leads to all sorts of goofy misinterpretations
2016 June 4 -- Rising Sun No better the second time
2016 June 1 -- Warm Fuzzies Better to read an unintelligible KJV than no Bible at all
2016 May 31 -- Anger Random thoughts on other people's lack of self-control
2016 May 26 -- "The End of Code" Programmers are still needed to tell the AI what to look for
2016 May 18 -- Public Utilities I'm glad I'm out of there
2016 May 16 -- Movie Insights Not much, but mildly interesting
2016 May 14 -- Neither Arminian nor Calvinist Preachers don't like to be told they got it wrong
2016 May 13 -- Being a Hero Requires doing heroic things, not just saying so
2016 May 11 -- I Wish I knew, But I Don't God protects me from dangerous knowledge
2016 May 9 -- One Woman At a Time Do not add to Scripture
2016 May 7 -- Fischer People good enough to overcome obstacles are better than jerks and bullies
2016 May 5 -- Historical Fiction Much harder to write than "alternative history" or even true sci-fi
2016 April 27 -- Inventing Fiction Rising sliver moon and a totally corrupt Catholic church
2016 April 25 -- Nowhere in Africa Grabbed me three different ways
2016 April 18 -- Nullifying God's Word Praising God for the futility of sermons
2016 April 12 -- PC-ness The movie tries to laugh at home-schoolers
2016 April 7 -- Lettuce Prey Justice will happen

2016 March 31 -- Technology in Fiction Novelists need help to go beyond their own specialty
2016 March 30 -- Entertaining Conflating two senses to give pleasure
2016 March 25 -- Bullies vs Violence Bad Guys do Bad Things, don't risk it
2016 March 22 -- Is Crowdfunding Evil? Not unless you are a socialist trying to destroy what made America great
2016 March 19 -- Thor Second-tier, but not chick-lit
2016 March 14 -- Last Knights Low quality marred an otherwise good story
2016 March 8 -- Liars Lie If you want me to believe you, you need to tell the truth all the time
2016 March 7 -- Kite Runner A Thinker story, uncorrupted by the Feeler moviemakers
2016 February 29 -- Double Feature Two movies, two insights, no joy
2016 February 27 -- Imprecation A pox on all of them
2016 February 25 -- Biblical Confirmation My experience explains Scripture to me
2016 February 19 -- Dystopia A horrible experience, both in-story and for the reader
2016 February 13 -- Robot Cars & Law No "Get out of jail free" card
2016 February 12 -- Hyperion Both depressing and incomplete
2016 February 9 -- The Imitation Game A good portrayal of a computer geek
2016 February 8 -- "Wrote" vs Wrote Using an amanuensis does not detract from its authority
2016 February 6 -- Cars Are Not Going Away They are too liberating
2016 February 5 -- Which Day Is "That" Day? I'm a pan-millennialist
2016 February 3 -- Democracy, the Worst Possible Government except everything else that has been tried
2016 February 1 -- Half a Computer My first computer had 4-bit data
2016 January 27 -- Whitewash "Woe is me, for I live in a land of unclean lips"
2016 January 22 -- Spiritual Blindness There is none so blind as those who will not see
2016 January 20 -- Determinism in Video Games and Life It's an interesting metaphor
2016 January 13 -- Eyewitness Accounts Some things to consider
2016 January 5 -- Religion Has Consequences Doing Good creates wealth, jihad destroys it
2016 January 1 -- I Really Want to Know But I don't get everything I wish

2015 December 31 -- Lessons I Learned This Year Not many: I'm still confused about what happened
2015 December 30 -- It's FictionNot physics
2015 December 28 -- Chick Lit I need a reality check, not more unresolved inner turmoil
2015 December 21 -- Disrespect The movie was a metaphor for me, both as agent and victim
2015 December 19 -- Rollins Not the best author
2015 December 16 -- How to Win Don't fight a "TP" on the facts, You. Will. Lose.
2015 December 15 -- Sum of All Fears The suitably scary end made up for a bogus beginning
2015 December 12 -- Starting Over  If it cannot be fixed, throw it away and start over
2015 December 11 -- Messiah Sing More fun than I've had in a long time
2015 December 5 -- Israelis + Palestinians: No Deal Two novels with the same back-story
2015 November 27 -- Where the Rubber Hits the Road I chase them off before they can rear-end me. It works
2015 November 23 -- Progress (aka Entropy) Things get worse (not better) when the net-bigots take over
2015 November 21 -- On Bullying The best way for a Judger to not be a bully is to avoid being a leader
2015 November 20 -- Friday the 13th + 1 Week Fiction taking the place of lost friendship
2015 November 16 -- Shopping Two acceptable churches to choose from
2015 November 13 -- Friday the 13th Friday the 13th must be my lucky day
2015 November 3 -- Empathy Seeing my experience in other presentations
2015 November 2 -- Cowardly Face-to-face Judgers are cowardly bullies, unwilling to face an equal opponent
2015 October 26 -- Tired Voice Voice recognition won't solve complexity hurdles
2015 October 21 -- Winners and Losers Don't fight a Thinker-Perceiver on facts, You. Will. Lose.
2015 October 16 -- Chocolat Fiction (partly) resonates with reality
2015 October 14 -- Watermark Revisited The pastor is not training his subordinates
2015 October 12 -- Personality & Biblical Values Thinkers and Perceivers are more "equal" than Feelers and Judgers
2015 October 5 -- My Blind Spot Prove it to me, otherwise I won't believe you

2015 September 21 -- His "Lies" Are a Lie At best they are badly stated
2015 September 17 -- Politics As Usual Truth doesn't matter, only ratings
2015 September 15 -- I Worship Me Count the pronouns to see who the song is about
2015 September 9 -- The Atheist Does Not Exist  Or else he's a hypocrite, either way, insignificant
2015 August 24 -- Only a Lawyer Texas speed law is more restrictive than other states, not less (but unenforced)
2015 August 18 -- Reasons vs "Rope" My life is not unexamined
2015 August 13 -- Argo True stories make better movies
2015 August 11 -- The State of Taxes It's a different health risk than in the State of Misery
2015 August 7 -- Alternative History What if there were another (secret) Apollo mission? Not a credible telling
2015 July 31 -- InterNOT Still got lousy net service
2015 July 22 -- Asking God for Wisdom We still can, but the pagans must take pot-luck
2015 July 18 -- Swing-Bar (un)Security device You don't want it, it will lock you out
2015 July 15 -- The Vision ThingA lot of processing happens to make it smooth
2015 July 11 -- All God's Texas Creatures, Part 2 I must be closer to the tropics here
2015 July 1 -- All God's Creatures, Texas Style You'd think this was the wild west
2015 June 30 -- The Video Game Method Modern problem-solving, ancient problems

2015 June 29 -- Internet Back up, Texas Style And other (non)benefits of being in Texas
2015 June 17 -- Internet ShutdownThe providers all want to be in the identity theft business
2015 June 8 -- KJV vs Greek You can tell from the sermon what the preacher studied
2015 June 6 -- The "Sin" of Unbelief If unbelief were sin, then faith would be works, which couldn't save us
2015 June 5 -- Auditions for 7th Hell Texas "Christians" who think Jesus lied about how to get to Heaven
2015 May 25 -- The Story About Stories Not worth much for reaching people who disagree with your premises
2015 May 7 -- Religious Bigots and Civil Rights The LGB-whatevers are the oppressors, not the victims (Cardinal quote)
2015 May 2 -- Non-News Comments on magazine editorials
2015 April 30 -- Eclipse = Failure The sun or moon failed to give light, the mp3 player just failed
2015 April 20 -- Something Old and Something New Sermons are mostly old, except yesterday
2015 April 11 -- Politics in Fiction Those who can't [do], write about it with a left-wing slant
2015 April 8 -- "One" = "Us, Not You" "OneWheaton" are hypocrites
2015 March 26 -- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Self-promoters usually don't deserve honest praise
2015 March 23 -- Values in Fiction It often comes through in ways the author probably didn't intend
2015 March 11 -- "Love" in Fiction American culture understands it as women making demands on men (Transformers)
2015 February 28 -- Smarter Fridge? "Global warming" makes my veggies freeze and my ice cream melt
2015 February 27 -- Somebody in Hollywood Gets It A TV series with credible gender roles
2015 February 10 -- Knowing vs Knowing About It's a difference in degree, not kind
2015 February 9 -- My Sister the Movie Star I didn't recognize her until I saw her name in the credits
2015 February 2 -- Sexist TV Serials Pea-brained writers have no imagination
2015 January 31 -- On Timothy Zahn He writes classic sci-fi, which (mostly) obeys the rules of physics
2015 January 26 -- Two Flix, Two Pointers to Decay The beginning of the new Dark Ages
2015 January 9 -- Reading Material Another Christian novel ("Four P's" link)
2015 January 5 -- NCIS Follow-Up It's Very Fiction

2014 December 23 -- Thanking God that Nobody Cares I have no enemies
2014 December 20 -- Lethal CO2: 5000 ppm? No good author has time to know all the science
2014 December 18 -- She's in Ministry, He's a "None" Almost never the other way around
2014 December 13 -- NCIS, Round 2 They almost lost the guy that kept me coming back
2014 December 3 -- Relationship, the Third Great Commandment But not in the Bible
2014 December 1 -- Baptismal Regeneration It's in the Bible, but unclearly
2014 November 28 -- Trusting God ...and not trusting people
2014 November 25 -- Tradition Everybody has their own
2014 November 22 -- Church Shopping It's hard to find a church that "preaches the Word"
2014 October 31 -- True Love Making the other guy give up everything, so that you don't have to
2014 October 27 -- How Babies Were Made Same as now, and they knew it 2000 years ago
2014 October 25 -- Disinvited Social clubs are not for learning
2014 October 20 -- Why This Church (Not That One) Preaching against a guy might affect his willingness to return
2014 October 17 -- Learning... Faithfulness to Scripture is not terribly important
2014 October 13 -- 131 Degrees North There ain't no such place
2014 October 10 -- Blame Useful only for enabling and evaluating repentance
2014 October 9 -- FJ's I don't do well with them and the feeling is mutual
2014 October 3 -- Relationshipistic Communication Pure affirmation, content is irrelevant
2014 September 29 -- Feminazi Flops Relationshipism without the Christian veneer
2014 September 13 -- Scary Novel I dislike getting jerked around
2014 September 11 -- Catching Up Thoughts while reading old magazines
2014 September 8 -- Anachronism Ruins an Otherwise Good Flick Untruth in today's misandrous anti-tech climate
2014 August 25 -- Atheist Folly Atheists are not the brightest birds on the planet
2014 August 14 -- Music & EmotionsThat is the nature of music from every age
2014 August 13 -- Gold Bug Edgar Allan Poe was a good story teller, not a mathematician
2014 August 12 -- Incrementalism Drinking the Darwinist Kool-Aid makes bad design
2014 August 8 -- Blurry Fonts Lazy developers produce sub-optimal results
2014 August 6 -- Dizzy Flicks Their lies are no longer worth the hassle
2014 August 2 -- Knowing That You Know I'm not so arrogant

2014 July 30 -- On Being Late Vince Flynn named three types, none of which fit me
2014 July 18 -- OSX: Not Good Unix A link to an essay by that name
2014 July 12 -- I've Been Busy I haven't had this much fun in years
2014 June 16 -- Dancing in the Flicks Synchrony and harmony is more fun to watch than random noise
2014 June 10 -- Androids Are Not Human At least not like the Mac was
2014 June 7 -- End of the Chess Series Getting to be too much like "Christian fiction"
2014 May 31 -- 12 Years a Slave My 12 years is just starting this year
2014 May 29 -- "Secure" Websites There ain't no such thing
2014 May 28 -- Incompetents in High Places McGovern learned what left-wing government does to a business
2014 May 19 -- Religious Clue Deficit Disorder, As Usual The atheists do not understand what religion is all about
2014 May 15 -- Fiction Diverges from Reality Dystopia is like fantasy, only worse
2014 May 14 -- Queen of Heaven It was "4-P's" "Christian fiction" after all
2014 May 13 -- Being Good At What One DoesFor me it's programming, not writing fiction
2014 May 5 -- Religion in the Movies Hollywood hates the Church
2014 May 2 -- Earning the Preacher's Pay Preaching the Bible is OK if inscrutable
2014 April 19 -- Sentimentalism, Another Name for Relationshipism Nobody see it as a personality thing
2014 April 17 -- Ponzi Mentality Why I'm not on Social Security
2014 April 16 -- The Unforgivable Sin, and Other Fictions It's not dying in unbelief
2014 April 12 -- Disaffirming Affirmation The Relationshipist failed to hide his true (disaffirming) disinterest
2014 April 7 -- Faith Is Doing (Religion), Not Relationship The Relationshipists can't preach "the Faith chapter"
2014 April 4 -- Relationshipism Gone Bad They call it "love" but it's very selfish and demanding
2014 April 2 -- Free Speech vs Heterophobia Free speech wins, freedom of religion loses

2014 March 27 -- Violent FictionI don't do it, so it's not a fun read
2014 March 18 -- Relating to the Bad Guy We can be polite while not affirming their sin
2014 March 12 -- Race and Service Two flicks on domestic service, one much better than the other
2014 March 11 -- Writing What They Don't KnowThe "scholars" weren't there when the Bible was written
2014 March 7 -- Writing What You Know Fiction must conform to the real world, which the author needs to know
2014 March 3 -- Technological Devolution The movie makers want you to watch their commercials, not the movies
2014 February 24 -- "Theology in Story" Heavy on theology, weak on story
2014 February 18 -- The Nature of Fiction If nothing goes wrong, it's boring
2014 February 11 -- The Sky Is Falling The NSA data collection is a zero
2014 February 10 -- Fudging Scripture They all do it, because Scripture is bigger than our minds (E.coli link)
2014 February 5 -- God Is Good for You Protestant missionaries created a legacy of education and democracy
2014 January 29 -- Piper's Pickle Guilt by association is bad manners; hypocrisy is worse
2014 January 28 -- (Not) Living the Atheist Lie Truth is a Christian virtue, not atheist
2014 January 21 -- Global Warming, NOT More carbon in the air makes more trees and more Antarctic ice
2014 January 20 -- The Money Masters Greedy bankers push socialism (against the Federal Reserve)
2014 January 18 -- Term Limits It's hard to find good fiction
2014 January 14 -- Food inc Another pack of political lies
2014 January 6 -- unChurch Not the same as being there
2014 January 4 -- Doctor's Orders His patient died, I'm still alive

Index, 2003-2009, 2010-2013

Log Files (Selections)

 
2003 2007 Part 1 2009 Part 1 2011 Part 1 2013 Part 1 2016 Part 1
2004 Part 1 2007 Part 2 2009 Part 2 2011 Part 2 2013 Part 2 2016 Part 2
2004 Part 2 2007 Part 3 2009 Part 3 2011 Part 3 2014 Part 1 2016 Part 3 (current)
2005 Part 1 2007 Part 4 2010 Part 1 2012 Part 1 2014 Part 2
2005 Part 2 2008 Part 1 2010 Part 2 2012 Part 2 2014 Part 3
2006 Part 1 2008 Part 2 2010 Part 3 2012 Part 3 2015 Part 1
2006 Part 2 2008 Part 3 2012 Part 4 2015 Part 2
2006 Part 3 2015 Part 3