Monthly Archives: May 2013

Farewell, Michelle

When she first ran for Congress, I sent money to Michelle Bachmann’s campaign because she had the endorsement of the Susan B. Anthony List, the PAC affiliate of Feminists for Life. I may even have supported her first re-election campaign. … Continue reading

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Wars and rumors of Wars

I stumbled onto a rather detailed report of a tense encounter between Vladimir Putin and American Secretary of State John Kerry over U.S. toleration of chemical pesticides that are destroying bee populations and thus threatening the entire food chain. Since … Continue reading

Posted in Corporatism, Empire, Food, Political Matters

Scouts, converts, tech

“Openly gay” Scouts Unlearning God and learning Arabic Evernote reminders

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Potpourri

The press just doesn’t get religion, chapter ∞ No good deed goes unaudited If you don’t feel it, fake it Homing signals

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Arts and Music, Family, Life political issues, Orthodoxy, Prayer, Religious freedom, Roman Catholicism, Salvation

Wounded rulers

Apparently, “wounded healer” is the new paradigmatic qualification for public office. First, South Carolina’s Mark “Appalachian Trail” Sanford rises unrepentant from the ashes of an utterly disreputable and brazen breach of public and private trust. Now this from the more … Continue reading

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Foreseeing the unintended

I am struck again and again about how well-intentioned acts have unintended consequences. Sometimes the act “was worth it” despite the consequence; sometimes not. Redefining so fundamental an institution as marriage should be preceded by a lot of hard thinking … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Marriage (real), Political Matters, Sexualia

Angelina Jolie

The news of Angelina Jolie’s preventive double mastectomy has been unavoidable for all but hermits. I don’t have much to say, but I do have a little bit to pass along.

Posted in Sexualia

Tidbits

1. Of those who cannot remember the past 2. Personally, morally, really

Posted in History, Political Matters, Secularism

A matter of emphasis

One bit of my succinct standing advice on recurring themes is “If you’re grudgingly trying to do the minimum God requires, you’re not doing the minimum that God requires. Mark 12:30.” I probably could have said “If you’re grudgingly trying to do the minimum God requires, … Continue reading

Posted in Evangelicalism, Salvation

Dietary Just So Stories

I was a husky boy. I realized that when they steered Mother to a particular section of blue jeans at Silver’s Mens and Boys Wear where the clothes were labeled “Husky.” They used to have stores like that, with real … Continue reading

Posted in Food, History, Humor, Playful, Scientism | 1 Comment