Archive for the ‘Significant’ Category

A Teacher Worthy of Notice

Posted: 5th June 2017 by LegoDoug in Doug, Home Life, Politics, Sarah, Significant

(A reflection from November 9, 2016) While my wife—Sarah Latimer—and I were walking our dog, Juno, we chanced upon an outside window of this history classroom at Nashua’s Fairgrounds Middle School, where our daughter, Naomi, attends. I was moved to tears at the display, particularly given the anniversary of Kristallnacht. This was a meaningful reminder […]

One of the best parts of the March for Science Sarah and I attended on April 22, 2017, in Washington, D.C., was the nearly endless creativity the marchers put into their signs. Not too many were repeated, and few would have been considered offensive. The preview image here is my sign, cribbed from “Stand back! […]

9/11: An Eyewitness Account

Posted: 11th September 2011 by LegoDoug in Politics, Significant, Uncategorized

Originally published on September 11, 2003. Republishing for the 10th anniversary of this terrible, world-changing event. Personal background: Michael Frenchman is my “not-father” (an interesting title that I coined with a history of accusation, assumption, adoption, and eventual DNA test), a dear-but-distant friend to our family, and a videographer/producer/diver/etc. He and his wife, Karen, reside […]

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. The Garden Tomb, now empty. While they were […]

The Jerks Always Win

Posted: 26th November 2007 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Significant, Uncategorized, Virii/Medicine

… was the text message I received recently from a heartbroken friend. I am not at liberty to share the details behind this, but emotional abuse figured significantly in the story that was summed up by that statement. For several years, I have informally studied the short- and long-term effects of sexual abuse. I have […]

Extremist Muslim fundamentalists support their violent view of Islamic teaching by failing to read their own sacred texts in entirety and in context. Listen to this NPR interview with former Al-Qaeda recruiter and jihadist Hassan Butt; it is extremely insightful. In the case of Muslims, this means selecting verses which support terrorism and destruction of […]

A number of churches embrace a King-James-Version-only approach to the English Bible, many espousing a large number of associated doctrines that are unsupportable, irrational, and extrabiblical (maybe even crossing the border into heresy). I do much of my Bible study and reading using the King James Bible. I have really only one major problem with […]

I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. (1 Co 10:15) I am oppressed by what I like to think of as Christian idiocy. Why is it that Christians are not allowed to think? Christ said the world would think poorly of us, but must we invite the world’s wrath for […]

How to Ruin Your Life by Misunderstanding the Will of God: The Danger of Christian Mysticism (This is an intentionally ironic title. You’ll see.) “The Bible never tells us to seek the will of God. It tells us to do it.” (Dr. John Hannah) Modern Christians, especially in conservative churches, tend to be obsessed with […]

Congressman Mark Foley: Pedophile

Posted: 4th October 2006 by LegoDoug in Politics, Significant, Uncategorized

Congressman Mark Foley is unquestionably a homosexual pedophile. I’ve just finished reading the transcript of one of Mark Foley’s instant messenger conversation with a former Congressional page. (There are a few more excerpts from a different conversation here on CNN.) While such communication has been repeatedly labeled “inappropriate,” in the media, reading the transcript makes […]