Weekend Edition: 11-30

Bulletin Board

In Memoriam: Brian Griffin

Next Saturday is Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day, Currently, bookstores in Pierre, Rapid City and Sioux Falls are participating.

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

I Hope My Father Dies Soon (“I’d like to proactively end his suffering and let him go out with some dignity. […]

I agree with the Pope??!?!

Although I have other issues with Catholicism, one thing that’s always bothered me about it and virtually all Christian religions is the tendency to pick and choose what tenets to apply. Catholicism often seems far more interested in political issues like contraception, abortion, and gay marriage than what I gathered to be the essence of […]

Weekend Edition: 11-23

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or, poverty thoughts (“We know that the very act of being poor guarantees that we will never not be poor.”)

The FBI files on being and nothingness (“Hoover needed to know if Existentialism and Absurdism were some kind of front for Communism.”)

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Catholic guilt

I went to a Catholic grade school growing up and, oddly, a conversation with a friend yesterday about the anniversary of the JFK assassination enlightened me on how early the indoctrination sinks in.

I was in second grade on Nov. 22, 1963, and remember someone calling our teacher — a nun — to the door […]

Psychotic ‘patriots’

Evidently it doesn’t take much any more to start throwing around death threats. Locally, the mischaracterization of a recent decision by the Sioux Falls School District has led to school board members receiving a variety of menacing calls and emails, some threatening death. And it’s all because of “patriotism.”

See, the School Board recently amended […]