As a child, we were blessed to have TBS Superstation out of Atlanta show an after school lineup of some of the best television ever made. We thought the Monkees, Hazel and even the Brady Bunch were present day shows and grew up rushing home to watch these great shows. When the whistling introduction to [...]
There are universals in life. Among those is grief and grieving a loss. For me, the grieving process has included the loss of friendships, the death of my father and the loss of a long-term relationship within a relatively short amount of time. The grieving process for loss is often talked about as coming in [...]
I have finally found a church home in Austin. Today I joined First United Methodist Church and am relieved to finally have a foundation and a home base for my Faith in Austin.
Rejoice and be glad in it! I am looking forward to becoming involved in the church and continuing my walk with God.
President Obama, on the very day North Carolina voters put a ban on civil unions and marriage equality in their state constitution, spoke out on Marriage Equality. The news, on a Wednesday no less, has dominated the news cycle. To me, it is nice to see a leader be so bold on an issue that [...]
North Carolina is the latest state to embrace bigotry and the put the reduction of rights for a minority into their state constitution. Just as the South did in the Jim Crow era, the majority of ignorant people made laws to oppress a minority they hated for a variety of very stupid reasons.
That their is [...]
I had heard this weird tale that Tide laundry detergent was being stolen and sold in large quantities but couldn’t wrap my head around the what or why. In Austin, one of the largest shoplifting rings in the nation has been busted and it sheds some light on this “shadow economy” that is operating and [...]
Palm Sunday marked the beginning of High Holy Week for Christians. It is a time of celebration, reflection and rebirth. The crux of Christianity is the symbol of the cross…a criminal death so that we may all be reborn. As we prepare for the dark day of Jesus on the cross, we rejoice that He [...]
The much anticipated audit of Apple’s China suppliers is complete. To no one’s surprise the companies are in violation of China’s work laws. China isn’t a country known and heralded for worker’s rights so that’s saying a lot. More than 60% of the workers at three of Apple supplier Foxconn’s factories in China say their wages [...]
My spiritual life is very important to me. I have noticed to talk about God creates more kerfuffles with my friends than if you were to talk about drinking to a black out does.
I have lived in Austin for 9 years and have not found a church home. I get motivated and start spending my [...]
In this video, Janelle says that the masculinity of her father helped her find the man she wanted to marry…a similar awful close minded person. Janelle and Brian speak for nearly 6 minutes about how marriage is between a man and a woman and that gay people shouldn’t have the right to that same [...]