Category Archives: Putting the “Civil” Back in Civilization

Putting the Civil back in Civilization: Violence

If we’re going to talk about a civil society we’re going to have to have a proper discussion about violence. What do I mean by “proper”? Well, for one thing, no fucking glad-handing. None of this, “Gee, in a civilized … Continue reading

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Putting the Civil Back in Civilization: Speech

Some time ago, probably somewhere in the middle of a rant, I mentioned something about making things better. It’s one thing to opine, to criticize, to get down to some serious spittle-flecked raving, but it’s another thing altogether to suggest … Continue reading

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Putting the Civil Back in Civilization, part N+1: Fabric Softener and Manners

So, an interesting thing happened to me today. And by interesting, I mean a moment or two of High Weirdness. To set the scene: My wife and I live in an apartment complex. Our apartment does not have washer/ dryer … Continue reading

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And You didn’t Think You were a Farmer…

For some unfathomable reason I woke up thinking about parables this morning. So, this post might be a little heavy on the parable and metaphor. Also, this will not constitute some kind of introductory class on what parables and metaphors … Continue reading

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Just. Fucking. Wow.

So, there is a bill put forward, in North Dakota, that would shield drivers from liability if they should happen to run over protesters. Huh?… … Wait for it… … …Are you out of your fucking minds?! What the actual … Continue reading

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Thinking About Standards

It’s Monday again. So let’s start the week with something that pisses me off: When someone tells you some way you should be, but leaves out the part about how to be that way. What I’m talking about, to be … Continue reading

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Safety (Pin) Concerns

The other day, on Twitter, I was accused of trolling an individual – who I’m not going to name here. Now, I will admit to taking the piss out of people from time to time; mainly just my friends. But … Continue reading

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