Category Archives: Personal Commentary

Commentary on my life or beliefs.

You never really know who is going to be a big part of your life when you meet them…

Aaron, Hey I am excited to be at your wedding ceremony tomorrow and to see you and family (and finally meet or at least see Daphne) but I cannot stay for the reception because I have other friends getting married … Continue reading

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Systemic racism is the main reason why we tolerate statistics regarding our criminal justice system.

Yesterday I was reading Conquest by Andrea Smith, you know, to educate myself. I came across confirmation of a stagger statistic that I had heard but never really looked into. I Tweeted this stat and it led to this interaction. It … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Fundamentalism: Introduction

There are many different groups of Christians and streams of thought and practice within Christianity. One of the most problematic is Fundamentalist Christianity (hereafter referred to simply as Fundamentalism). Fundamentalism has also recently been at the heart of a global … Continue reading

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What kind of man am I?

I, like so many other people in the U.S., am looking for a job.  Recently a job that appeared to be perfectly suited for me came out of nowhere.  It was to help mentor and work with a young adult … Continue reading

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Why is it okay to be racist against Native Americans?

While the United States has come a long way in addressing racial issues in the last several decades it still has a long way to go.  One of the most important areas of change needs to happen in regards to … Continue reading

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Why I am no longer a Republican…

Since I’ve been registered to vote I have been a registered Republican but I am going to be changing that, hopefully in time to vote Democratic in the next election. I am not a worshiper of Obama any more than … Continue reading

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An outsiders not so serious reflections on my first pow wow experience…

So yesterday I went to the a pow wow held at the Barona Indian reservation with a couple of friends.  It was the first pow wow I have actually attended. These are some not-so-serious reflections, highlights, and thoughts I had … Continue reading

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Do you suck at your religion?

Recently a friend linked this comic  on Facebook and then asked me for my opinion. The initial comments, points and criticisms the comic starts out with are rich material for discussion.  However, I have written about some of these elsewhere and … Continue reading

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Pe’ Sla Fundraiser update and thanks!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to my birthday fundraiser for Pe’ Sla!  I want to update everyone on what is going on in regards to Pe’ Sla, and how the fundraiser went. First, the Pe’ Sla land is not … Continue reading

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How responsible am I for colonialism?: Why Kevin Gonzaga exists.

[Introduction: This is a several page post that I began writing as I wrestled with considering my personal responsibility in regards to European colonialism which “settled” the nation I grew up in. It ended up being about why I exists … Continue reading

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