Hopey Changey Part Deux

Posted on January 20th, 2021

I’m already seeing folks on the left and right start up with their bull. But many many people need a rest for today, a little indulgence in hope, happiness and renewed promise.No one person is going to save America from its problems. Democracy is not a...

Les Dieux D'Osier

Posted on August 7th, 2020

One of the things any kid growing up in an Abrahamic faith will remember learning about is idolatry. We got ancient stories of golden calfs and children sacrificed in a fire, and then our teachers would segue into modern times and how today’s culture w...

Not the Stonewall Chit-Chat (Redux)

Posted on June 1st, 2020

Today begins Pride Month and it is especially relevant this year, as SCOTUS prepares to destroy foundational support of human rights, as hate-fueled monsters massacre innocents to satisfy their gun-lust, and America is struggling to remain a modern dem...

They Died For Amazing Savings

Posted on May 25th, 2020

Every year I find myself cringing whenever most holidays roll around. Thanksgiving is plowed through to the great Black Friday celebration of cheap crap. Christmas is feted earlier each year as retailers try to increase our piety towards our greatest f...

The Unbearable Heftiness of Poverty

Posted on January 29th, 2020

I’ve been writing about a local working poor woman, Susan, and since I first encountered her in early December, every day is a new challenge. Every day I get slightly more annoyed (I’m being honest!) and I just want to find a way to blame her, or put o...

With Opression and Lawlessness For Most

Posted on January 27th, 2020

I’m exhausted. I’m sure you are too. That feeling is part of the concerted effort, whether it’s from Russia or corporate oligarchs, to wear us down. As norms are increasingly attacked and refuted in the face of undeniable evidence, the end goal is to ...

Hello Mr. Nathan

Posted on January 20th, 2020

Poverty is an expensive lifestyle. I wrote in December about a local woman named Susan (OK not her real name) and the struggle she had at the end of last year as a working-poor single mother. She greets me as "Mr. Nathan" when she texts me, although ...

Goodwill Hunting

Posted on December 30th, 2019

I’ve been deeply angered by the recent spate of anti-semitic attacks in the US, the attacks on churches, the attacks against Muslims, the murder of trans people. The other day on Twitter I said to my Jewish friends that I don’t have elegant words, but ...

Rev. DeMay, Professional Goy At Your Service

Posted on November 12th, 2019

A couple of months ago, I officiated a wedding between a young couple. It was a simple service, they explicitly wanted NO religious elements, and it was held at a small historical home in the area. Each member of the family seemed to arrive with a new ...

Doing Justice

Posted on November 3rd, 2019

Doing Justice I came across the podcast Almost Heretical by accident (or, perhaps "accident") and listened to an episode featuring Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg. I’m a fan of hers, and I’ve learned so much just following her on Twitter. After listening to Rab...

Rev. Nathan DeMay

Inspiration, rantings, and prayers from Rev. Nathan DeMay.