E is for Eros – An ABC’s Essay

When I originally conceived of this essay, I was just going to discuss my love life and romantic experiences. I still plan to do just that but from a different direction. Eros love or passionate love is all about romance, at least to the ancient Greeks. Romantic love takes many forms and evolves with the … Continue reading E is for Eros – An ABC’s Essay

D is for Dungeons & Dragons – An ABC’s Essay

Source In case it hasn’t been readily apparent with the posts on this blog, I’m a nerd. One could say I’ve been working on my Ph.D. in geek culture for many years now. The initial introduction to geek culture started with my mother, who introduced me to science fiction and fantasy when I was kid. … Continue reading D is for Dungeons & Dragons – An ABC’s Essay

C is for Carlin – An ABC’s Essay

George Carlin. Source In my previous essay for this series, I wrote about humor, particularly bad taste. One of the comics that I’ve enjoyed for most of my life is the late George Carlin. A wordsmith of incomparable wit, Carlin holds a place of esteem even among his own profession’s best representatives. Widely considered influential … Continue reading C is for Carlin – An ABC’s Essay

B is for Bad Taste – An ABC’s Essay

Part of the ABC's Essays I'll be posting here Bad taste humor comes in many different flavors and varieties. Like any subjective art form, humor really is defined best as what makes people laugh. John Cleese once observed that “comedy is exceptionally brittle”, which he felt meant that comedy either works or it doesn’t. The … Continue reading B is for Bad Taste – An ABC’s Essay

A is for Atheism – An Essay

Symbol for Atheist Alliance International Apostasy can be defined as the total desertion of one’s religion. But losing one’s religion is not as cut and dry as simply saying one doesn’t believe in the supernatural. For myself, it took more than a decade to accept my doubts and realize these thoughts were nothing more than … Continue reading A is for Atheism – An Essay