Chapter 2: The Book I’m Writing

Well, I realized it’s been quite some time since I posted Chapter 1, so here’s Chapter 2. Hope you enjoy, and feel free to critique! END of CHAPTER 1:  So at the end of the week I packed a few bags, my fishing pole, a selection of books. I locked the front door of the…

Make America Safe Again

I wrote this back in 2013, after Sandy Hook. I guess it’s time to repost it. Again. If you think nothing can be done about gun violence in America, think again. If you think we shouldn’t politicize this, you have to realize that this is a political problem, with a political solution. Reasonable, responsible legislation…

I Think I May Have Kind of Killed a Man

Rusty Pettis is dead. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, Rusty Pettis was the associate pastor at the United Methodist church in New Hampshire where my father was pastor, and he sexually molested me when I was a kid. (For all the lurid details, you can read more here.) After I wrote a…

A Little Case of Child Molestation

His name was Rusty Pettis, he was the associate pastor at the United Methodist Church where my father was pastor, and he sexually molested me. I don’t feel scarred by the experience; there are no lasting effects so far as I can see. Sure, I’m not fond of pedophiles, but as a subset of the…