Category Archives: culture and morality

The World is Something Else

Got married straight out of high school. To a guy I knew since fifth grade summer camp. Summer wedding. Guests were mostly mosquitos. We had a baby boy, then a toddler, now a teen. Last year my husband phones me … Continue reading

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The Book on Usury

Back in February 2015 I put up a post called The End of Usury. The post’s title reflected wishful thinking, prompted by Zippy’s Usury FAQ at his website. That FAQ has been updated at least three times and, at the … Continue reading

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These women need your support

Explore their website. The heart of their mission. Yes, it’s 50 minutes long, but… …there’s evidence that it works.

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Post-election Christmas reflection

Yes, that’s a human baby. I’ll explain in a moment why she’s there. Lest I be accused of misdirection, let me say something about the election: Trump, the latest incarnation (sorry) of conservative liberalism, won. He’s bad, but She- the … Continue reading

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The Republicrats affirm the sexual flexicrats in their…whatever

[update at the end] Peter Thiel ( I think his name was), founder of PayPal, gave a speech last night during which he announced how “proud” he was of being gay. (That means ‘homosexual’ for you linguistic revanchists). I am … Continue reading

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Trump-a-dump

Or is it dump-a-Trump? That’s what the Republican establishment and a number of prominent voices in the conservative media are up to. There is even talk of a brokered convention. It almost sounds as though the Party powers are trying … Continue reading

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Get Thee Behind Me, Conscience

An editorial at National Review asks: “Why would Bush, Rubio, and Christie seem to so eagerly surrender to the prevailing winds of political correctness?” They ask consequent to the revelation during the New Hampshire debate that “Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, … Continue reading

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Sorry to interrupt the Christmas cheer…

..but what the hell is wrong with people? From Yahoo: A couple in Ecuador is making history with a unique pregnancy: The father-to-be is carrying the baby of his transgender partner. I know; it’s confusing. It works like this: Diane … Continue reading

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Are you tough enough?

In passing…Leaving work the other night I turned on the radio to be greeted by the Republican candidates’ debate on CNN. I figured I could tough it out for a few minutes. Self-described conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt was … Continue reading

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I told you so

From 2003: …The law, in short, is a signal from society, a badge of shame that need not be worn in public but serves nonetheless as an ever-present, nearly invisible reminder that we do not accept what they do, and … Continue reading

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