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Punishment? A Capital Idea! May 11, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in death, Morality, Politics, Religion.
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Elsewhere, I’ve described some of my core beliefs, and been asked to explain an apparent contradiction:

Question: How do you reconcile supporting the death penalty with “Thou shalt not kill”?

Instead of leaving my rambling answer into the comment, I’ve created a new entry. (more…)

I’ve Been Roached May 11, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Books, death, Fun, Humor.
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More specifically, I’ve been “Mary Roach’d.” As noted elsewhere, I’ve been reading “Stiff: Curious Lives of Human Cadavers.” The author, Mary Roach, has a style of writing that is out and out hysterical. (more…)

Conservative? Liberal? Floor Wax? Dessert Topping? May 10, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Humor, Morality, Politics, Religion.

Lots of my friends have tried to figure out my political leanings. Early on, they notice that I’m an “Equal Opportunity Basher.” I don’t cut slack for either party. (more…)

Can’t Sleep? May 10, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Humor, Podcasts, Politics, Stupidity.

Maybe you need one of those new sleep aids. Maybe you should try Blamebien.

P.S. This is my first podcast. I would love to hear any comments and feedback.

What Do the Dying Hear? May 7, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in death, Family, Love.

Yesterday, I was reading “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers,” and noted a factoid that had escaped me before. Apparently, the human brain typically may continue to function (at some level) for 6-10 minutes after the heart stops beating.

For some reason, this factoid stuck in my brain, and at first, I couldn’t figure out why. After some reflection, I realized it must have something to do with the circumstances surrounding my mother’s death. (more…)