Religion & Ethics Newsweekly — a.k.a. “the farm report” — now podcasts. The show’s site
Recall the rather unconvincing and callous explanation that some copies of the Koran were — what was it? — “splashed with urine” at Guantanamo — well, in my never-ending combing of the Internet (I was reading about adaptive interior design for persons with physical disabilities) I found an article on the toilet habits of Muslims… Continue reading The splattered Koran
There are two interesting developments on the blogosphere with a Wiccan or neo-Pagan theme. First, there is last Wednesday’s posting by Andy T of Searching for a Better Way, a Wiccan who wrote “I’ve Been Reading The Bible” . He comes up with a rather Jeffersonian tack to the Gospel, and is rather pleased by… Continue reading Wicca-licious day in the blogosphere
I heard Hubby say, “I guess he’s here,” and called me by first baptismal name, “William! the phone.” It was a customer service rep from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, which I got into as a wee one via its Lutheran Brotherhood predecessor. She wanted to know if there was anything my agent could do for… Continue reading Being a Lutheran brother
Simply put: I’m a bit weary of the public death-watching. Especially after Easter. That’s all.
No further comment about Terri Schaivo, except to say that the Lord bless and keep her, and it is worth revisiting a good article written by friend and colleague, Tom Schade. Her situation should never have been a national “case”. Totalitarianism and Terri Schiavo A must read.
My friend (and neighbor) Terrance and I don’t usually blog on the same things, but his post (“Compassionate Release on Terry Schaivo deserves a link and an elaboration. I go back and forth on the theory of euthanasia and the suspension of life-sustaining aid — there are serious theological issues here — but for crying… Continue reading If you love me, let me go
I’m going to try to loose 100 pounds this month: all paper. I have books, books, books, and paper files galore. Clearly, my book buying phases have not benefited from the Internet revolution. (Or if they have, God forbid the number of books I would have now.) The sad thing is that I only use… Continue reading Weighed down by books
I now have very, very short hair. Despite instructions to the contrary — there was an understandable communication gaffe; plus, I would rather have hair too short than too long — I seem to have a #2 guard cut all over my head, for those out there who knows what that means. Put another way,… Continue reading Barbershop tale
One of the top reasons I wanted Sen. Kerry in office over a return of Pres. Bush is because the latter appointed John Ashcroft as Attorney General. Now he’s gone, and no tears over his gall badder either. It seems to me to be a perfect illness for such a man as he. But Demosthenian… Continue reading John Ashcroft gone; a better or worse future?