The Pensive Pen

Zachary Jewell
Discussing modern issues with reality, reason, and hope
Created 25 Aug 2021
  • Here's What's Coming To The Pensive Pen In 2022
    31 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Happy New Year, friends! First, thank you. Thank you for subscribing to The Pensive Pen and reading my articles. It really does mean a lot to me, and I always cherish your input, feedback, encourageme...
  • 'Twas the Night Before An Unvaccinated Christmas
    23 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house Not a person was vaccinated, from child to spouse. The tree had been decorated, the presents all wrapped, And family members gathered unaf...
  • Democrats Enabled Violence. Never Forget That.
    12 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    Some cities across the US seem to be regretting their decision to defund the police. Minneapolis, where the “defund the police” movement took off, just gave the police more funding again. Breaking911 ...
  • Is It Really a Wonderful Life?
    10 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 1 1
    Every Christmas season, we gather around the TV with loved ones and put on our favorite Christmas movies. There’s an impressive list of classic films that tell great stories about Christmas. From oldi...
  • Tragedy Too Close to Home
    04 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    November 30, 2021. Yet another date we must remember soberly. Yet another school shooting tragedy that crushed our hearts. But this shooting hit a little closer to home for me—literally. Oxford High S...
  • The Injustice of Silence
    03 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    Yesterday began oral arguments in the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. It’s a date I hope and pray gets etched into history as the beginning of the end of the greatest injustice eve...
  • Depressed and Dehumanized
    18 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    I remember the first time I heard the word “Facebook.” I don’t quite remember how old I was, probably six or seven, but I remember my siblings talking about posting to their “walls” and “friending” pe...
  • I Was Wrong about Kyle Rittenhouse
    14 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    A little over a year ago, I thought, spoke, and posted harshly and ignorantly on Kyle Rittenhouse. I need to apologize for my quickness to condemn someone who was not condemned by either facts or evid...
  • God Cares about History. You Should Too.
    11 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Stories define us in many more ways than we may realize. The bedtime stories read to you as a child still echo in the deepest parts of your mind. The movies you watched as a teenager opened your eyes ...
  • Conservatives Have a Blueprint for Political Domination. Will They Use It?
    07 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Election after election, the Republican Party runs on the economy, taxes, and foreign policy. In the past, that could be a winning strategy. Today, that’s not enough. If Virginia proved anything, it’s...
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