You Never Know What Will Happen

by Adam C. Stratton
Recently, my eye caught a friend packing a revolver for a road trip we were about to embark upon. When I asked why he’s bringing a gun, he responded as so many have before him, “You never know what will happen.” My first thought was, “Exactly! So why would you bring it?” Gun advocates’ long ...

Blame Islam

by Adam C. Stratton
It’s okay to blame Islam. Really. It inspires a plethora of its followers to commit heinous murders, inflict senseless violence, and suppress human rights at a level that mimics a Dark Ages sense of morality. It is truly the catalyst of world’s most oppressive actions, so condemn it. It seems like such an obvious next-step, ...

30 Days a Vegetarian 1

by Adam C. Stratton
Call it a personal challenge. Call it an out-of-body experience. Call it self mutilation. While I’m still not sure the motivation behind my month-long trek into the world of Vegetarianism, it is now complete. The journey is over. My life-long omnivore habits can now resume. So why aren’t I happier about it? I’ve been making ...

Noe’s Wagon

by Adam C. Stratton
Diella scoots in her chair, extends her right pinky finger, and sips air from a plastic teacup. Tasty. Some of the best she’s ever made. “I know you like my tea, Noe. You always do.” A motionless boy in red overalls stares blankly back at her from across the table. “What do you think of ...

Relative Talent

by Adam C. Stratton
If I suck in my gut, I can touch my toes. Out of all the other 18 students in my class, I’m the only one who can do it. Mom says that means I’m super flexible. Stretching hasn’t always been easy for me. It’s taken a lot of hard work to become as distinguished as ...

From Death Comes New Life

by Adam C. Stratton
Once upon a time, there was a blog named Blogosis. She lived a modest life in the Blogosphere, entertaining people, boring others, and making the occasional commenter very angry. She was blessed with good health, rarely falling victim to server downtime, slow pings, or massive spam attacks. Her owner cared for her constantly by showing ...