2008 was a difficult year. My wife and I lived in a trailer on my parent’s property because we couldn’t sell our out-of-state house. I lost a lot of money in the real estate & stock market crash. My wife was severely depressed because she couldn’t get pregnant. I lost my faith in Christianity and [Read More...]
It’s been a smidge over five years since I first posted at Unreasonable Faith. It starked as a lark. I’m not sure how it stretched on for half a decade. In those five years I completed a masters degree and generally scrounged for work in the public history field. I’ve worked as a contractor for [Read More...]
This looks to be the Ballard satellite branch of Marc Driscoll’s Mars Hill. Someone doctored a billboard with Banksy’s iconic “cops kissing” image: As good a use for graffiti as I’ve ever seen.
One of the “joys” of working in an archives is hearing about everybody’s research. Sometimes it’s interesting, sometimes it’s dead boring (hello, genealogists, I don’t care who your great-great-uncle was), and sometimes it makes me want to claw my eyes out. People come looking to us to validate their wonky theories about this or that [Read More...]
I have to agree with Chris Hallquist’s take on the Brian Eich mess particularly his closing: There’s a tradition of arguing that, as John Stuart Mill put it, society’s informal sanctions can “a social tyranny more formidable than many kinds of political oppression.” It’s possible to imagine situations where that might really be true—if there [Read More...]