All Right, Gun People – I Was Wrong, Sorta

It's never really been a huge secret that I'm not a big fan of guns. I'll be the first to admit that a lot of my antipathy is personal and cultural. Though there's unquestionably a data-driven aspect to my feelings on this issue, it's impossible to deny that being raised in a family in a … Continue reading All Right, Gun People – I Was Wrong, Sorta

The Wizard Featured in Salon

Today, I was both humbled and honored to see an article I wrote on the intersection of the faith community and the labor movement - a subject I consider extremely important - appear on Salon.com. Please read, enjoy, share - and tell me where you stand on this issue. In a daily mass last month, … Continue reading The Wizard Featured in Salon

Open Letter to NH State Senator Andy Sanborn

To State Senator Andy Sanborn: As a resident of Temple, I am writing today in hopes that you do, in fact, listen to your constituents in district 9, as you so vehemently claim. I should disclose that I am an unapologetic supporter of unconditional legalization of cannabis, but that is not what compelled me to … Continue reading Open Letter to NH State Senator Andy Sanborn

TUESDAY JUNKIE: Good News! (Yes, Really)

Yes, as though on cue or in the spirit of Solstice Week, I have some truly good news to share in today's post. Not only is it good news, it's good news regarding specific issues we've brought to your attention in these very posts. It's like powerful people out there are listening to me! (Yeah, … Continue reading TUESDAY JUNKIE: Good News! (Yes, Really)

Tuesday Junkie: Netanyahu is a Huge Prick with no Redeeming Qualities

  First of all, the sound of his voice doesn't match up with the way he looks, and it's disconcerting to watch him talk. Even without the mismatch, he talks like the sort of person who is going to murder you. In any event, while my insult isn't truly based in these superficial judgments, neither … Continue reading Tuesday Junkie: Netanyahu is a Huge Prick with no Redeeming Qualities

Check it Out: The Wizard Featured on The Suffolk Resolves

Ten Things Every Millennial Should Know Before Joining the Corporate Hellscape You’re going to hear a lot about how your employer values creativity and how your supervisors value constructive feedback and welcome suggestions. Do not ever believe these lies, no matter how convincing they sound. Things like creativity and ideas sound nice. They make for great elements … Continue reading Check it Out: The Wizard Featured on The Suffolk Resolves

TUESDAY JUNKIE: Do You Trust the Randos Out There?

  All right, it's time for our weekly roundup of...whatever the hell is going on out there. In the least shocking news of the week, Gawker highlights an AP poll showing that only one-third of Americans think most people can be trusted. Apparently, back in the 70s, half of everybody thought most people could be … Continue reading TUESDAY JUNKIE: Do You Trust the Randos Out There?

INAUGURAL JUNKIE: Justice Breyer is Sick of this Shit

Naturally, I'm so late in finally getting to this that nearly all of the stories and topics I'm about to present are almost two weeks old. That doesn't mean, however, that you've heard of them, and they're not the kind of stories that have such a short shelf life that they're no longer important or … Continue reading INAUGURAL JUNKIE: Justice Breyer is Sick of this Shit

Counter-Culture Christ: Interview with Evangelical Pastor Geoff DeFranca Part II

This is the second part of a two-part discussion conducted via e-mail and in person with evangelical Nazarene pastor Geoff DeFranca as part of our ongoing Wizard of Monadnock interfaith series. You can read part one here.  It had been nearly 800 years since the patriotic prophet Isaiah, living in the small and feeble nation … Continue reading Counter-Culture Christ: Interview with Evangelical Pastor Geoff DeFranca Part II

Journey of a Sane Evangelical: Interview with Pastor Geoff DeFranca, Part I

It’s a little more than 700 years BCE, in the tiny tribal nation of Judah. Resting in what is now the southern part of Palestine, Judah comprised slightly less than half of the Promised Land – the land, according to the Hebrew Bible, once known as Canaan and promised by god (known as YHWH, correct … Continue reading Journey of a Sane Evangelical: Interview with Pastor Geoff DeFranca, Part I