Terrible Terriers 

They bark, they yap, they yip, they yarp,   These dogs, they do not quit! They’ll eat you out of house and home,  And on your floor they’ll… poop. Short and stout, with chest puffed out,  They rule your house as lord.  That is until, that noise so shrill,  they hear the ironing board.  You may... Continue Reading →

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Fighting Fallacies | Bulverism and Other ad hominems 

We’ve looked at the Abusive ad hominem fallacy already in an earlier post, but there are plenty of close relatives in the ad hominem family that need further explanation. You’ll remember that an ad hominem fallacy is an informal fallacy because it has to do with the language of the argument and not with the... Continue Reading →

My New Toy 

My new toy is awesome,   It lights up my mind. It staves off the skeptic,  the willfully blind.  I use it for choosing,  and even for finding, It hides while I'm snoozing   but everywhere- binding.  It's tethered to feelings  as well as the will, It's allegiance debated,  by Jack and by Jill. Not human convention,... Continue Reading →

Isla De Encanta: Fear’s Nightmare 

The pile of clothes on that cold tile floor was exceptionally large that night. The off-white layers of ticky-tacky paint was all that was left on the closet shelves. The poorly made and especially poorly assembled brown bookcase stood awkwardly erect and empty at the foot of the painfully small bed. All my books had... Continue Reading →

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