Fred Phelps: Nice knowing you

In case you hadn’t heard, Fred Phelps, the he-doth-protest-too-much anti-gay minister of the Westboro Baptist Church, met his Maker yesterday. Let’s hope he got more than a stern talking-to. Remember, this is the guy whose flock, in addition to caterwauling on with its “God Hates Fags” propaganda inside a redneck echo chamber, protested at military…

Too old to rock and roll, too young to die

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. I’ve always dug that Dylan Thomas ditty. The imagery and lyrical cadence are undeniably¬†pleasing, and on the surface, even when I first heard the poem as a teenager,¬†I knew…