THE CHAPTER FOUR BLOG

Questions? You can ask me anything ... just not anonymously.  

"I'm not even an atheist so much as I am an anti-theist; I not only maintain that all religions are versions of the same untruth, but I hold that the influence of churches, and the effect of religious belief, is positively harmful." - Christopher Hitchens in Letters to a Young Contrarian.

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross." - Sinclair Lewis

“Religion has ever been anti-human, anti-women, anti-life, anti-peace, anti-reason, and anti-science. The god idea has been detrimental not only to humankind, but to the earth. It is time now for reason, education, and science to take over.” - Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Creationism: The belief that Kirk Cameron knows more than Stephen Hawking.


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Eòin - Painter and government employee. Writer, photographer, pitbull wrangler, devourer of books and films and knowledge, gardener, hesitant self-taught cook, and brave little traveler. People say I should have been an archivist of some sort. I think I should have been a paleontologist - I’d be out digging right now. I have always had rescue dogs and you can see two of them throughout these pages.

Recently divorced after fifteen years. Still figuring out the life that follows. Over three decades, I lived in Seattle, San Francisco, and then Manhattan - now I make my home in rural New England. I like the quiet. I like the forest. I like snow in the winter. I like growing my own broccoli rabe. I like buying fresh, local goat's milk cheese.

This is chapter four.

"africans r bad, m’kay, bcuz therfour they dont except God ,"
What is it with the crazy christians and basic spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills (lack thereof)? Given posts like this, I’d think prayer would be the least of their worries when considering their kids’ education.

Reblogged from proud-atheist.

"africans r bad, m’kay, bcuz therfour they dont except God ,"

What is it with the crazy christians and basic spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills (lack thereof)? Given posts like this, I’d think prayer would be the least of their worries when considering their kids’ education.

Reblogged from proud-atheist.

— 1 hour ago with 90 notes
#christians  #fundamentalist christians  #africans r bad m'kay 
What I’m watching:
Bastards (Les salauds)Claire Denis, France (2013)

What I’m watching:

Bastards (Les salauds)
Claire Denis, France (2013)

— 2 hours ago with 2 notes
#what I'm watching  #Bastards  #Les salauds  #Claire Denis  #French films  #movies 
DINNER. PEASANT DINNER.

For all the pretentious Asian food I cook attempt to cook, I made one of my favorite things tonight - tuna salad. On rye. And so many pickles.

I imagine wolfisquee / wolfidy is considering throwing up a little bit right now thinking of the mayo and the canned tuna, two of her favorite things.

Note: I only use tuna in oil. Good tuna in oil from Italy. None of that “lite” white crap in water from Starkist.

— 3 hours ago with 10 notes
#dinner  #cooking with Eòin  #tuna salad 
RE: NUDE PHOTOS.

soulproprietorship:

The secondary part of this privacy breach is that Americans’ attitudes towards nudity are beyond prudish.

When the hell will the people in this country grow up?

I love a beautiful woman’s nude body as much as the next guy, but seriously.

Most everyone has genitals of some kind or another, and secondary sex characteristics too.

"Parts is parts".

Sheesh.

I concur.

And the dissonant relationship between the prudishness and the porn consumption of our fellow countrymen is baffling. Exhibit A: Utah.

— 3 hours ago with 26 notes
#nude photos  #privacy breech  #Americans  #prudish  #porn consumption 
WELL-MARBLED.

thechapterfourblogreblogged your post and added:

So … you’re calling me fat?

soulproprietorship:

Nope. I was merely referring to any among us, who, like myself, self identify as being overweight, or, as I prefer to think of it, “well-marbled”.

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Well-marbled? I like that. (I was just joshin’ you earlier.)

I’d definitely be a feast. And probably delicious given how much garlic and chili sesame oil I’ve consumed over the years.

— 3 hours ago with 12 notes
#well-marbled  #are you calling me fat  #soulproprietorship 
Steve Buscemi in the final scene of Parting Glances (1986), an Eòin Top 20.

Steve Buscemi in the final scene of Parting Glances (1986), an Eòin Top 20.

(Source: chaosneverwhere, via giadelosbartolos)

— 5 hours ago with 10 notes
#Steve Buscemi  #Parting Glances  #movies 

scottstartsover:

oliviaswolfe said: …Also, you watch A LOT of movies, dude.

I’ve only watched 246 movies so far this year. I am definitely underachieving. No excuse for such a low total now that I live alone.

(That’s 1.008 a day. Need to up my average!)

Holy shit, Scott. And I thought three a week plus three complete series was obsessively excessive. (That’s about 110.)

— 5 hours ago with 6 notes
#what I'm watching  #movies  #scottstartsover 
On an unrelated note:
What is up with this freakin’ heatwave?

On an unrelated note:

What is up with this freakin’ heatwave?

— 7 hours ago with 5 notes
#weather  #not perfect weather  #heatwave  #New England 
rumorcontrol asked: It just says mother of three; it doesn't say three what.


Answer:

You, my friend, are correct and hilarious.

[Earlier post.]

— 7 hours ago with 5 notes
#mother of dragons  #mother of three 
"I’ve found my life’s work: Writing and forcing through legislation that requires IQ tests for anyone applying to be granted a driver’s license."
Ugh. Even here in sleepy, rural New England.
— 7 hours ago with 3 notes
#bad drivers  #really fucking bad drivers 
Both the headline and the response define major aspects of the English-speaking world in ways that I could not have anticipated seeing on my dashboard this afternoon.

Both the headline and the response define major aspects of the English-speaking world in ways that I could not have anticipated seeing on my dashboard this afternoon.

(Source: brooklynmutt, via thewellofastarael)

— 8 hours ago with 7425 notes
#mother of three  #mother of dragons  #sexism  #@astrokatie 
POST-DIVORCE CRAP.

On Wednesday it will be one year since I drove away from my apartment in New York after being kicked out.

In that time there have been many emotions. Sadness, anger, betrayal, and shame for example. Internalizing the reality of being discarded and so profoundly disrespected. But what I told you guys many months ago is that mostly I have just felt numb to the whole thing, and that is true.

(There are still times when I get really worked up over how arrogantly and callously I was fucked financially. They reach a boiling point and then they pass into the constant white noise in my brain. They come back, but they pass again. I have to remind myself that I let him do it.)

But there is one thing that I can’t get over because it is here, in the present, again and again. It’s being lied to about easily verifiable facts and events. Why you would want or feel the need to lie to someone you threw in a garbage bin 18 months earlier just makes no sense to me. It’s almost like there is a determination to continue the disrespect as long as possible.

It enrages me.

— 10 hours ago with 12 notes
#divorce  #lies