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Date : June 2015

Imaginationland Versus Real Life, Regarding Marriage Equality

Seminole County, Okla. (Copyright © 2005 by Wil C. Fry.) I’m tempted to believe that “news” sites like The Blaze are written by liberal trolls trying to make conservatives look bad. People can’t actually believe this stuff, can they? An example is this piece from a few days ago: “Gay Marriage Still Doesn’t Exist, No[…]

Because There’s Good Stuff In The Bible Too

Inside Canada’s Parliament building, where marriage equality passed 10 years ago without destroying any religious rights. (Copyright © 2009 by Wil C. Fry.) In my previous entry, I didn’t come right out and say I was talking about conservative Christians. Perhaps I should have. I didn’t want to come off as a hypocrite though, since[…]

Taking The Longer View

Surface of a compact disc (Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry.) Four years ago, The Onion produced a biting satire piece lengthily titled Future U.S. History Students: ‘It’s Pretty Embarrassing How Long You Guys Took To Legalize Gay Marriage’. The article featured quotes from students in the year 2083, commenting on the early 21st[…]

Happy Father’s Day To Me

Categories: Notes on Fatherhood
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Published on: 2015.06.21

With my children on the Galveston Ferry (Copyright © 2015 by Marline Fry.) This is, difficult as it is to believe, my fifth Father’s Day as a Dad. Some day, I will have much more fatherhood on which to reflect, but I already have plenty. I have failed greatly in so many ways. But I[…]

Pulling Down The Battle Flag Won’t Solve It

The rectangular battle flag of the Army of Tennessee, Confederate States of America (Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons) After a lone shooter mowed down nine people in a South Carolina church, there have been calls for South Carolina to remove one of the flags that flies at the state capitol. My first (but[…]

The Pope: A Sea Change For Global Warming?

Industry on the sea, Corpus Christi, Texas (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   Pardon the pun in the headline — because sea levels are rising measurably — but I was encouraged to read about Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s (formally known as Pope Francis) recent 188-page encyclical on the environment. Read it[…]

May 2015: Second-Warmest On Record (TIE)

Categories: Environment, Science, Weather
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Published on: 2015.06.16

Last month tied May 2012 for the second-warmest May of all time (behind May 2014). In case you’re keeping score, last year was the warmest year on record. This year, January, February, April, and May have each taken second place — and March was the warmest March ever. Combined, that means 2015 is already on[…]

Check Your Likes, Just In Case

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Published on: 2015.06.06

Since re-joining Facebook last year — primarily to communicate with neighbors via a private group — I’ve reconnected with many family members and several old friends, with whom I otherwise wouldn’t communicate very often (or at all). That’s a topic for a different day. Facebook, like it or not, is a huge part of how[…]

Money Buys Influence, Not Elections

They forgot the “per” on the second word (Copyright © 2008 by Wil C. Fry.) There is a popular misconception that money buys elections. Most Americans want to limit the effect of money in politics, including supporting a constitutional amendment to do so. Unfortunately, they’re misguided, thinking the reason is that money wins elections. Don’t[…]

What Is The Proper Response To Strangers Talking About Miscarriages?

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Published on: 2015.06.03

I’m never one to think of a great reaction to things people say, especially strangers. Over time, I’ve developed what works for me: a wry smile, a nod, and keeping quiet. Often, anything I can think of to say just sounds silly, even in my brain. But until recently, I’ve never had to deal with[…]

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