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 […]

More South Dakotans food insecure going hungry

An article in today’s local daily couldn’t help but bring to mind John Scalzi’s sadly timeless “Being Poor,” which I’ve mentioned several times. At least the headline is blunt: “Fears of hunger grow in S. Dakota.” The story itself reports on a study showing 12.6 percent of the state’s residents are “food insecure.”

Notice how […]