Michael’s Bad Trip

The Adventures of Michael the Ginger-Albino Golbin – Episode 2: Michael’s Bad Trip If you haven’t already read Michael the Ginger-Albino Goblin’s previous adventure: The Pizza Box Is Alive and Nutella Is Delicious, then you may want to catch up and read it before continuing with this story – just to get a little familiar with Michael…

What Are Ethics Anyway?

by Justin Nafziger I have observed that people confuse various adjacent terms and ideas as equivalent. Belief and conviction for example, while they may overlap are not one and the same. Another oft misconstrued association is mixing morality, integrity and ethics. To be sure, they do interact heavily, but one and the same they are…

Rave to the Grave

by Cynthia Cone If one good thing has come from my mother’s death, I would say that in the wake of her passing I have somehow managed to find a deeper meaning to my own life. My mother and I had a very complicated yet symbiotic relationship. Being the child of an alcoholic is not…

Maverick

The emperor has no clothes, throwing rocks from his glass house. Atop his ivory towers, watching each quiet church mouse. Oppressing the subjects with his greedy dictates of self-serving proclamations for power. Thieving slight of hand from behind his holy veil; sanctimonious stench, sheep-skinned wolf, thorny dying flower. The royal lighthouse goes dim, but the…

Violence, Introspection and the Possibility of a New Paradigm

Good luck trying to evade the heated arguments and hyperbole spewing from the current gun hysteria—and I’m talking about hysterical zealots from both sides of the gun control debate. While it can’t be argued that guns make more efficient assault weapons than do knives, baseball bats or sausages, the person who applies a Louisville Slugger…

Whose Truth Is Reality?

“It’s just a ride” – Bill Hicks Throughout history, many species on this planet have instinctively sought a “leader” or someone who can bring a sense of security to them. Humans however, take this a step further. We not only seek those we see in physical form in our daily lives (i.e., charismatic co-worker or schoolmate, a…