Wednesday, March 30, 2005
I became reminded, however, that it was probably a mundane issue about not being allowed to consult external reference material while deliberating on a case.
I'm suspecting at this point that "media's at it again"; goin' and making something outta something. I guess I'm glad they were disqualified from making a judgement (whichever way that was). I'm more upset about the falsity in the media.
Saturday, March 26, 2005
"It has been said that there are two kinds of people in the world — those who divide people into two types and those who don’t."
from The Globalist:
Friday, March 25, 2005
- Laurie Cambell's puss moth larva; also, her site in general and invertebrate page
- a paper, with links to photos, on stinging caterpillars
- David Edwardson's puss moth larva
- National Geographic - lots of good pictures, but no puss moth larva
But no luck. I didn't find the original. Wonder where I got that . . .
In order to grow, progressives need to learn from evangelical movements: Systematically expand the universe of access points to their worldview and actively recruit people into the fold.
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Monday, March 21, 2005
I wouldn’t equate flushing sperm down the sink with killing billions of human beings any more then I would equate early abortions with premeditated murder. However there is a point when a human child in the womb is just that- a human child- not a lump of flesh. At least not any more then you or I.
When are we "taking a human life" by definition? When it has a spinal chord and begins sending impulses independent of it's host? When it's heartbeat distributes vital fluids to it's developing extremities? Or when we can clearly see REM action- the signs of dreaming- in the soon-to-be-born child?
The Real Lesson
Every person has fallen at some time in his life - most, many times. Peter's steps in denying Christ have since been traced by every human foot. Anyone can understand how he could have slept in the garden, when he should have watched and prayed. Most of us feel an almost unconscious sympathy for him.
But there is something in Peter's life that is much greater than his sin. It is his repentance. We all too easily relate to Peter in his weakness, but few of us grasp the wonder of his change. Sinful Peter is one man, and repentant Peter another. That is the real lesson in his life...
"And Peter went out and wept bitterly."
Source: “Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter”
Saturday, March 19, 2005
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
The second half was much different than the first half (although they did go together), and all in all it was a good read, but I don't think I'll be going back to this author soon.
It does provide an in-depth "what if" scenario (as the whole book), and that is cool. It also has WWII atmosphere - like All Quiet On the Western Front, which I had to read in high school.
update 7/30/05: As I think back on this book, I like it more and more. It does go through a person's thoughts in a very similar way as The Brothers Karamazov does.
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Saturday, March 05, 2005
They said Bush is a liberal! Gotta love it ;-)
from spiked-online . . .
The trouble with 'teaching the controversy'.
Friday, March 04, 2005
Keeping up to the hectic pace of modern life is wearing many multitasking workers out. As a result, more Americans are joining the simplicity movement and learning how to slow down and enjoy their lives.
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