Curious Crow

Pray Tell

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By Rachel Birdsell Lately, for whatever reason, I’ve been thinking about prayer. Not that I’m thinking about trying it, because I’ve done that and it never really worked out for me. Maybe that’s why I’ve been wondering why people pray and why they pray for the things they do. I can kind of see praying…

No Gay, Jose

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By Rachel Birdsell Illustrious Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, came to her senses last month and vetoed the bill that would essentially allow business owners to discriminate against gay people if it went against their religious beliefs. I’m not sure that it’s entirely accurate to say that Jan came to her senses, because I’m not…

Religious Porn

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By Rachel Birdsell If we’re to believe the researchers over at Case Western Reserve University, the more religious you are, the more likely you are to believe that you have a porn addiction, should you partake of the porn. The researchers found that it didn’t matter how much porn religious adherents watched, the more conservative…

Political Pollution

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By Rachel Birdsell “They think that somehow they know more about climate change than the very community that does nothing but study the climate.” Is anyone besides me thinking about how much of a sexy beast Bill Nye has been lately? Okay, maybe he’s only a sexy beast if you’re into skinny, geeky scientists who…

No Regrets

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By Rachel Birdsell The other day, a friend and I were having an email discussion about regrets. More specifically, we were discussing me having an affair with a married man, and if, at the end of my life, I would regret not having one more than I would regret having one. While I had no…