Fifth-Column Fernando

I just had the awkward experience of having a friend come out to me. And he’s not gay or pansexual or anything like that (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Actually, he came out to me as an alien. And not just from another country, but from an entirely different civilization. How am I supposed to respond to that?

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The Godliness of Conspiracy Theories

Well, they got me again. This time it was the closing of the AURA solar observatory in the aptly-named Sunspot unincorporated community, at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico. And I was hooked! So much so that I had to write this post about it, and diverge off into a blathering rant regarding the absurd implications of other people’s reactions to it.

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THE HAUNTENING

Let’s talk for a moment about haunted houses. I got to thinking about them recently when a friend confided in me that whenever she saw a Facebook post from a real estate agency advertising a house for sale, she liked to write “Haunted as f–k!” in the comment section to try to bring housing prices down. Altruistic as this may be, I must say that I sympathize with people who are terrified of the idea of moving into a haunted house.

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Shut Up and Die: The plan for (most of) humanity.

A lot of people have a bleak outlook for the future of our little world. They see the wide-scale pollution, the endless wars, the poor educational system, the bad health care and resulting opioid crisis, the destruction of the ecosystem, the jackasses that are in power making bad decisions that will affect life as we know it in a terrible way in the very foreseeable future… all of it, combined with a mind-bending myriad of other problems, has become a tremendous cause of depression and stress in almost everyone that watches the TVs or surfs the internet. And stress is a killer.

Not to me, however. I think all of this “bad” is part of a plan for a lasting good.

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