Matt’s Blog

To blog or not to blog

Blogging, like other forms of writing, is advocacy.  The blogger, like the journalist and even like the novelist, is saying ‘listen to me,’ ‘see things my way.’  But it is also introspective; it’s my way of figuring out what I think, and what that means.   If I really want to think something through, I write a post.  Through the years, I have written about politics, about religion, about social issues, and about sandwiches.  I don’t flatter myself that you are here because of my expertise in any of these areas, and furthermore, it’s not an exhaustive list of my topics, because tomorrow there may be something new to figure out, or just something interesting, and I’ll write about that.  Sure there are a couple of things I’m more passionate about than others, and they’re more likely to be subjects of posts, but I don’t limit myself to writing about only one topic just as I don’t limit myself to thinking about only one thing.  This probably wasn’t much help in the ‘what’s this blog about?’ department.  I’m not even sure I know.  As I pointed out, I make no claims to expertise.  Well, except about the sandwiches.

Papers Please

vaccine passport

This is not a post about getting vaccinated for COVID-19.  If you’re looking for that, I wrote …

The Twilight of Religion

There is no sense in burying the lead, so let me get right to it.  Gallup has been polling Americans …

Which came first — the bunny or the egg?

santabunny

Every Spring, a sentient rabbit without opposable thumbs breaks into your house and leaves chocolate …

Esmerelda and Keith

Why are we here?  Where is here?  What happens when we die?  Historically, these questions — …

Wet envelopes of cat food

Jack in the Box

Ohhh… I dooooooon’t feel well.  No.  Not at all.  It seemed like a good idea at the time.  To …

Go Big, or Go Home

Joe Biden in the Oval Office

Ten years in the wilderness, ten years wandering in the desert, progressives had a lot of time …

Topsy-Turvy

Ever since Barack Obama gave his famous red states vs. blue states speech at the 2004 Democratic …

Rock or Sand

In short, if you work for a Federal agency (nb:  the White House is the highest Federal agency), …

Catholic Hypocrisy on Full Display

political Christianity

Joe Biden is only the second Catholic to serve as President of the United States in US history.  …

"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears"

Marc Antony funeral oration for Julius Caesar

One question I hear over and over again is “how can they [Trump supporters, QAnon Believers, …

Snap out of it!

slap

William Miller was a farmer, a Baptist preacher, and a student of the Bible who lived in upstate …


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