I hadn’t planned to liveblog. I hadn’t even planned to watch the debate. But Dan Coats and Brad Ellsworth both just ticked me off reflexively supporting the War on Terror. Rebecca Sink-Burris is doing a bit better, but meandering – trying to be all things to all voters.
I think it was Henry Kissinger (but maybe it was one of his girlfriends, or maybe I’m all wet) who said “power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.” Modulate that up a few steps and I’ve experienced it recently. Continue reading “Seductive power”
It seems like a done deal that November 2 is going to be a bloodbath for incumbents. How will history judge this? Continue reading “How will history view 11/2/10?”
The rescue of thirty-some Chilean miners, to exclamations of “It’s a miracle!,” prompted a grumpy young agnostic of my acquaintance to say some churlish things, whereupon I replied in the same tone. We may have achieved mutual semi-comprehention, but not much more.
On even something as benign as expressions of thanks to God (to the superficial neglect of His instruments — “It’s a technology!” just doesn’t have the same ring), we seem, like those at the Tower of Babel, to lack a common imagination behind our superficially identical English. Continue reading “Signs for awakening”
The Father looks from Heaven and sees me covered with wounds from the injustice of men, and says: “Do not take revenge.” Continue reading “Revenge”
One of the pundits I usually agree with suggests that one lesson of Tyler Clementi is that sex is a big deal, 4 decades of denial notwithstanding. I disagree with her. Continue reading “Non erat demonstrandum”
Some thoughts from St. Nicolai Velemirovic on “bodily sin:” Continue reading ““Deliver my soul””