Thursday, May 31, 2012

"You always have the most interesting heartbeat."

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

When someone says, "I don't hate the people, I just hate their culture," what he or she really means to say is, "I don't hate the people as long as they are just like us."

The only thing that truly distinguishes us from each other is our culture.

We all have the same genome.

To say that you hate a culture directly implies that you take issue with the people of which it is comprised.

Racism and discrimination have never been limited to individuals, and if you have convinced yourself that you can dislike an entire culture without it affecting your opinions of its members, then you are actively fooling yourself.

Be victorious, and have a good cry.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

I think that...

I think that what I miss the most...

I think that what I miss the most is kissing her.

Not the extended, intentional sort.

But those sudden, occasional displays of need.

Those tiny interruptions in between sentences.

That is what I miss the most.

That is what I miss.

More than anything.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Religious liberty, everyone:

I am all for freedom of religion. But I do believe that there is such a thing as harmful schools of thought, and that these beliefs are especially dangerous when combined with the emotional instability of group mentality. If people want to believe in this sort of stuff, that's fine, but there comes a point when it is necessary for others to publicly question and criticize belief systems that would happily restrict the rights and liberties of others in the interest of their own comfort.

It is fine to support religious liberty. But when you say that you support unlimited, unquestioning freedom of religious expression for everyone across the board, you must keep in mind that you are also fighting for the interests of people like this.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Step 1: Go for a three mile run in the mid-day heat.

Step 2: Get home, shower, and proceed to eat a bag of chips, an ice cream sandwich, and a large chunk of Italian bread.

Step 3: Look at your life. Look at your choices.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

"When a person lies, what is important is not the lie itself. No, it is their reason - their why."

- Holo, Spice and Wolf

Friday, May 11, 2012

I stare down at my toes as the warm water from my shower head falls upon my back.

I have been staring now for several minutes, and like a word repeated aloud too many times, they begin to seem...incorrect.

Alien, somehow.

They seem so out of place...

Just tiny bits of flesh and bone and ligament, protruding from each foot.

And yet they are so crucial; in control of the larger portion of my locomotion.

Everything about us is so strange.

To say that I do not like my body is an easy temptation.

But that would be silly.

I have lived in no other.

And yet, we seem so inherently inefficient.

So limited by our own biology.

Many people seem convinced that these very limitations are a critical part of what makes us human.

But if being human means being forever constrained by the inadequacies of our organic construction, then I eagerly await the day when I can adopt a new moniker.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Amendment One

I am just as upset as everyone else about the passing of Amendment One; perhaps even more so than many, given my personal involvement with the homosexual community over the past several years.

It is a civil rights violation, I don't disagree.

But what is important to remember is that this bill passed in North Carolina for a reason, however silly and selfish. Shouting about gay rights on Facebook and other social networking sites isn't likely to accomplish anything, as the rights of same-sex couples were obviously not a consideration to those that passed the bill. The strongest course of action is to find the effects of the bill that are universally appalling (limited rights of children born or adopted into these now unrecognized unions, inability of unrecognized domestic partners to seek legal protection against domestic abuse, etc.) and stress those in the efforts to repeal the document.

Discrimination based on sexual orientation should be universally appaling. But as North Carolina has so generously demonstrated, it isn't yet. As long as the religious are allowed to so blatantly incorporate their own personal beliefs and biases into legislation, this will always be a struggle. One group of people should not be allowed to determine who the rest of us are allowed to call our family, but until a method is found to actually enforce the separation of church and state in this region of the United States, we must find ways to work around their bigotry.

This is all very unsettling, I understand. And don't get me wrong, I have no problem with people voicing their opinions and emotions about how wrong this sort of legal action is. Make your voice heard; let people know that you are not okay with this. But also keep in mind that the people who have passed this bill have spent their lives actively deciding not to listen to reason. If there is to be a solution to this, it is going to have to be a practical one.

Anger only perpetuates hatred.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

I am still here.

I know that my recent posts have been...lacking.

But things have been unusually difficult for me for these past few weeks.

My writing has dropped in my list of priorities lately in favor of some more selfish interests of mine.

I suppose that I just needed a break; some time to myself to try and make sense of some things.

Nevertheless, I have managed to write three entries this week.

I just need to actually write them down.

I am hoping to have them posted very soon, and I will do my best to be back in my usual form before long.

To those of you who are still around to read this:

Thank you.