February 2011

Naked Stoic Lesbian Delivery Service

Sonny is a convict on parole looking for honest work. He found Link instead. Together, they wander the odd corners of America to track and capture a breed of supernatural creature that is equally majestic and deadly: The Naked Stoic Lesbian. Stoics are in high demand and business is good, but when it becomes clear that Link has motives beyond the delivery service, Sonny's world gets turned upside down.

Mugging Lorna Owen

In an oak table pub in County Cork, Lorna Owen sat sopping up a whole night's spilled whiskey with her understanding liver and wondering why on the tears of sweet baby Jesus she was haunting this place on her night off when she spent five nights a week and in hard months a sixth stretching her arms from one end of this very bar to the other. It wasn't for Patrick the Saturday bartender with the coal-colored hair and unsettling, glassy eyes. Never trust the Black Irish, her mother said. Her mother married Tom Owen, black as pitch in his hair and in his thirst for heavy things: Stout and mean whiskey and girls who carry knives because they've got to.

Question of the Week

Life is full of uncertainty. To exist is to question, to ponder the mysteries of the universe even when any answer would be little more than conjecture. Perhaps if we approach these quandaries from multiple perspectives we might gain some deeper insight. Maybe we can acquire a purer truth by asking those who differ from us in ways both minor and significant to offer their own understandings.

Question of the Week: Torture

Life is full of uncertainty. To exist is to question, to ponder the mysteries of the universe even when any answer would be little more than conjecture. Perhaps if we approach these quandaries from multiple perspectives we might gain some deeper insight. Maybe we can acquire a purer truth by asking those who differ from us in ways both minor and significant to offer their own understandings.

The Question of the Week for February 23rd, 2011 is:

Is the use of torture ever justified?

Question of the Week: Urban vs. Suburban Living

Life is full of uncertainty. To exist is to question, to ponder the mysteries of the universe even when any answer would be little more than conjecture. Perhaps if we approach these quandaries from multiple perspectives we might gain some deeper insight. Maybe we can acquire a purer truth by asking those who differ from us in ways both minor and significant to offer their own understandings.

The Question of the Week for February 16th, 2011 is:

Which is superior: Urban or suburban living?

An Existentialist Guide to Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day. The holiday derived from one of the saint's feasts to commemorate the life and martyrdom of a Roman Christian about whom even the church of his contemporaries knew nothing. Yes, Valentinus the Presbyter is just some random fellow the Catholic Church lumped in with other random fellows who were notable only for being clergy in a time and place when it was unpopular to be monotheist in general. It wasn't until the late 15th century CE that anyone attempted to ascribe a story to Valentine, so somebody shoehorned in an account of how the guy got nabbed by Roman authorities for secretly helping young Christians get married. Seeing as the same document, The Nuremberg Chronicle, tries to fit Bible stories into official world history, we can assume that its authors had motives other than the preservation of historical fact in mind. From there, Valentine's story got tossed around the various channels of suspect history and religious tradition until people started to market romantic products to impressionable youths under the guise of religious virtue. All this in mind, it's still no picnic to be alone on Valentine's Day. Even if the official holiday of love has a dubious origin, people choose to make it real and so it invades our lives yearly. But don't worry, you bachelors and bachelorettes. The truth is, we're all alone. Fundamentally.

Question of the Week: Lost Love

Life is full of uncertainty. To exist is to question, to ponder the mysteries of the universe even when any answer would be little more than conjecture. Perhaps if we approach these quandaries from multiple perspectives we might gain some deeper insight. Maybe we can acquire a purer truth by asking those who differ from us in ways both minor and significant to offer their own understandings.

The Question of the Week for February 9th, 2011 is:

Is it better to have loved then lost than to never have loved at all?

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