Meandering Musings Week 20, 2017

I got a super-advance copy of “The Scarlet Virgins” by Rebecca Lemke. It’s certainly targeted to Christians, but I am hooked. Then again, I’m someone who doesn’t mind having his views challenged. I should have my podcast with Rebecca up in the next couple of days. This young woman has a number of books left to write. I can’t wait to read them all.

Speaking of my podcast, I can’t believe it took me this long to start doing one. It’s a lot of work, but I love doing it. I don’t even care if anyone listens, but I’d really love it if you would be a guest. Drop a line to

I had some other things running through my head throughout the week. Then I heard the news about Chris Cornell, and everything else kind of ran away.

Back in November 1996, I went to see Soundgarden at the Palace of Auburn Hills. It was a great show with a nice mix of songs from throughout their career. Part of what inspired me to go was missing a Nirvana show a few years earlier and just thinking I’d catch their next tour. For many of us who became adults the big four Seattle bands (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains) will always have special importance.

“Is it to the sky…?”

Speaking Autism with The Relationship Blogger Raymond Baxter

What happens when two straight white men sit around talking autism? At least part of the answer is in this episode. Check it out.

From Raymond:

I’m a man that’s been through the pitfalls and elations of relationships in my ever growing quest to better my knowledge in the human condition. I’ve been in the game and around the Internet since 1996 and surprisingly I’m still using it today. I’ve definitely found myself in some weird and wonderful places and I hope to share all of this with you lucky people.

Talking With Myself About Sex Abuse at U of AZ and 13 Reasons Why

I recorded a short solo podcast while wandering around my backyard with my kitty Francesca. There is some talk, though none of it explicit, of sexual assault, abuse, stalking, etc. Coming soon is my conversation with Raymond Baxter from The Relationship Blogger about autism. I hope you’ll come back for that.

I hope you’ll be a guest on the SWM Seeks podcast. Drop a line to