Sentient Biped's Blog – August 2010 Archive (2)

Hope in the Midwest. Evolution at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis.

I recently made another pilgrimage to the "Town that time forgot" in the midwest. It's a 3-hour drive from St. Louis. Like many refugees from the Bible Belt, I sometimes view the region as a monolothic reason-forsaken place where all skeptics and atheists must abandon hope, and their Cerebrum, before entering. Of course, that's not true.

During this trip I made a side-trip to the Missouri Botanical Garden. It was great to see a Dinosaur exhibit, rich with discussions of…


Added by Sentient Biped on August 23, 2010 at 10:22am — 3 Comments

Some pre-funeral ranting

Not many places where it's safe for me to rant about this, so here I am. Please excuse and forgive my rant in advance.

We're getting ready for my Dad's funeral friday. Visitation is thursday.

It's a small midwestern town. I hated living there. Leaving for military service was the most freeing experience of my young life. THe place is a dismal small minded town that time forgot. On my many, many visits to my parents over the years, I've bypassed dealing with any…


Added by Sentient Biped on August 17, 2010 at 11:30pm — 19 Comments

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