The Articulate Adventures of Benjamin Dorsey
- St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
- December 31
- Third year law student and policy enthusiast.
MY RECENT POSTS
- A Confederacy of Windsor, a
Serial Story, Part I
June 23, 2012 11:47PM
- A Non-Defense of My Faith
January 03, 2010 02:26AM
January 02, 2010 03:47AM
- An Insomniac's Lament
December 31, 2009 05:12AM
- Pulling Myself Up, Dragging
December 30, 2009 12:50PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Frank, many thanks for
too. I also understand the
January 03, 2010 10:04PM
- “@Safe_Bet: Good point.
Belief and religion and two
things, and I
January 03, 2010 04:18PM
- “Agreed. How does one go
about defending faith,
It's kind of
a tough roa…”
January 03, 2010 03:21AM
- “Very nicely done. Those
self-portraits are just
January 03, 2010 02:54AM
- “Thanks to both of you. I
don't normally have insomnia,
when I don't exert
January 02, 2010 12:50AM
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This is a serial story, so, I'm writing it as I go, and will post it in snippets. It's set in alternative universe where the South was victorious in the Civil War, only to be conquered by the British in 1874.
September 1, 2014- Richmond, Virginia, Confederate States of America (U.K.)… Read full post »
This post is in response to and inspired by "Secular Sunday School: Shooting Fish" by Norwonk.
I don’t defend my faith. There’s no need for a defense. I certainly can relate to those who believe in no higher consciousness than themselves. Their arguments are sounder th… Read full post »
New year’s resolutions are sort of like dates,
you’re more than likely to have one, but it more than likely
will lead to nothing.
That said, the stakes for mine are quite high. The resolutions didn’t start out as resolutions, per-say, but I couldn’t think of anything more… Read full post »
My orthopedic pillow awaits my head with cold anticipation. My head awaits the rest that comes with the adventure of sleep. The darkness of my room invites the act, and my body ever so reluctantly agrees to the attempt. My yawns are enthusiastic to stop. My limbs are still fol… Read full post »
You know, I can't tell if being a college graduate is really such a great thing. I liked having to do things, and having to provide your own motivation is not something I’ve been used to recently. That said, I have been making relative progress. Exercise has begun again, and I… Read full post »
With my Gmail inbox tipping the scale at a little over 10,000 messages, I thought it was high time to finally go through it and delete most of the messages, which are generally from organizations and corporations. I've let the inbox grow almost unabated since I accepted my Gmail invite… Read full post »
“He must have read that there were some big-chested women there.” – A Former Uncle-in-Law
That quote comes from a relative of mine who, this Sunday, was remarking on my wanting to move to Minnesota. A number of family members can’t seem to understand why I would want to… Read full post »
I have deep convictions.
They are near and dear to me, and are driving me to new heights and places in my life and career. I believe in equality and the values of shared responsibility. I’m a populist liberal.
The issue is that I don’t have a background in… Read full post »
Before I begin, I should note my long absence from this place. For quite a while now, I have not had it in me to chronicle my life in words. Thankfully, I now find myself restored with that ability.
In order to make life seem less… Read full post »
With another year comes another failure. On November 3rd, Maine voters successfully used the “people’s veto” process and voted to block a law allowing same-sex marriage from coming into effect. Instead of weddings beginning in fall as was planned, the law now stands as it once did,… Read full post »
On the eve of the National Equality March, I want to discuss my observations of the current gay rights movement here in the U.S. I think we are moving at a good clip toward at least some of our goals, but I think we are falling short in a key… Read full post »
Julie felt a vibration from her purse and wanted to ignore it. Of course, she never could, and applied enough pressure around her phone to turn it on call mode. "Ms. Swanson, this is Jamal from the Eastview Medical Center, calling about your Mother." Julie's mother had been in the hospital… Read full post »
The Louisiana Senate is about to consider House Bill 60, authored by Jonathan W. Perry, R-Abbeville. The state House has already passed the bill, which would forbid out-of-state, same-sex parents from getting an accurate birth certificate for their adopted child born in Louisiana. It giv… Read full post »
That bill. I forgot to pay it yesterday! Goddamnit, my finances are falling apart. My life is falling apart, I think. Sure, Mom thinks I'm doing well, but I'm not. She of all people should know. Wait, fuck! It's Mother's Day, and I have nothing for her. Crazy fucking holidays, always a… Read full post »
My life is on the upswing. Despite the economic downtown, I feel optimistic about my future. I'm exceedingly blessed by a warm circle of family and friends that love me, and with relative comfort and security. I live in what is arguably the most powerful country on earth. The problem begins ther… Read full post »
What happens when people in south central Louisiana get together for their tax day tea party? You get something that feels like a laid back protest. Even for a protest, it seems hard for anyone around here to get all that terribly wound up.
It's a little late in the game here… Read full post »
At my university, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, two parties generally compete for Student Government seats. They usually run full slates of candidates for each college, which our academic subsections of our school. (i.e. Liberal Arts, Nursing) Incidentally, one party is usually more greek… Read full post »
These mashed potatoes are too firm and cold. I don't know if I'm going to finish these or not, but they suck. At least the roast beef is decent, it's better than usual. It's almost as if they knew who they were cooking for. If only he'd stop staring at me.… Read full post »
It goes now that in an exceedingly dark time, there is a bright light shining. For those of us in the United States and across the earth who have been clamoring for an American executive branch grounded in reason, logic and empiricism, our day has come. Barack Hussein Obama will be… Read full post »
I hate sand. It's nice enough to look when sitting near the beach, but I hate the feeling of it on my skin. I always have, and probably always will. Growing up in southern Louisiana, though, my family never vacationed around this inconveinent dislike of mine. Never was this mo… Read full post »
I recently came out as being bisexual under severe duress and under questioning. I do not recommend it, as such a taxing decision is made even harder when brought before people whom you never imagined could be so irrational. People that I have known and trusted for my entire life simply… Read full post »