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This is Your Modern World

Take yourself back a few centuries. You’re the head of a primitive tribe of people, and a severe drought has taken hold. Your crops are dying, and now you’re facing a water shortage. What do you do? Why, you call the witch doctor, of course. You have him do a rain dance to appease the gods and hope they’ll send water your way.

Flash back to the present. You’re the governor of a proud Southern state, and a severe drought has taken hold. Your crops are dying, and now you’re facing a water shortage. What do you do? Why, you call the witch doctor, of course (and subsequently get sued by an atheist group). Or at least you have your constituents pray to God and hope He’ll send some water your way.

The more things change…

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Fleeting Moment

The mandatory moment of silence established in Illinois schools as part of the Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act has now been formally challenged. I’ve already said my piece on the act, so I’ll only repeat that it was only a matter of time before this happened.

And the waste of time, money, and resources continues.

On a side note, according to a Pantagraph article, there isn’t even a penalty for failing to observe the moment of silence. Doesn’t that make the law pointless anyway?

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.