Up on the roof 

Around this time last year, I set out to do a little work on the roof of my house. Nothing major really, just cleaning some leaves from around the dryer vent and valleys and hammering down the metal flashing…

Business in the front, atheism in the back

Atheism is not entirely unlike a mullet, that paradoxical “business in the front, party in the back” haircut that never should have happened. Instead, these strident unbelievers are more “angry in the front, pansy in the back” — making testosteronal demands of compliance on the outside, because inside they have all the tolerance of a scared three-year-old girl when faced with