Author Archives: arensb

City Mileage

I’ve known forever that city mileage for cars is worse than highway mileage, but I never knew why. But it’s a bit like riding a bike. When you ride a bike, you have to put in a lot of work … Continue reading

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Your Child Died Because ________

Another week, another mass shooting. The biggest one in recent history, the headlines tell us. And while it’s awfully, tragically familiar, I draw some small portion of comfort from the fact that I’m not so numb that I don’t feel … Continue reading

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Prescriptivist Christianity

I’ve been called a Grammar Nazi. I don’t call myself that, but I will cop to “grammar cop”, “pedant”, “stickler”, and other descriptors and epithets in that vein. And one argument that I’ve run into over and over is that … Continue reading

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A Republican Drama

Via @Billy, Just Billy, who saved screenshots: As a young adult in perfect health, why should I be FORCED to pay for insurance I don't want and likely won't need? — Sassy Gay Republican (@sassygayrepub) March 6, 2017 Don't throw … Continue reading

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Of Course BillDo Endorses the Nashville Statement. What Did You Expect?

Bill Donohue, aka Our Lady of Perpetual Aneurysm, has issued a statement in support of the Nashville Statement, a non-binding statement by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood to say, in brief, that it intends to keep its sexual mores anchored in the … Continue reading

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Grand Juries: Some Suggestions on Note-Taking

In which I share some things I only figured out after over a month of grand-jurying. If your grand jury is anything like mine, each session you have a pad of paper with your name on it, that you get … Continue reading

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Grand Juries: The System Is Biased

Four months ago, I was kindly invited by the county to sit on a grand jury. The whole thing turned out to be more interesting than I had expected, and while I’m not allowed to talk about deliberations or the … Continue reading

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