Olivia Pope’s dad reminds us of black parents’ favorite expressions. But I DON’T think they are limited to black parents.
The Perfect Epitaph for Establishment Journalism: “In other words, if the government tells me I shouldn’t publish something, who I am as a journalist to disobey? Put that on the tombstone of western establishment journalism.”
I just don’t have the energy to blast the jerks responsible for the 16-day US federal government partial shutdown. Fortunately, Dan is both willing and able to do so.
Reader Wil: After our time as p.o.w.’s in Japanese concentration camps, we were liberated by the British. Two months after the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki we could escape a new danger.
Arthur and Nigel got married today. Or yesterday – that New Zealand time zone stuff always confounds me. Arthur’s observations before the big day. (I still think it’s because of the broken stemware.) Congratulations!
Amy’s Sharp Little Pencil wrote The Migraine Speaks (much to my dismay) and In the Palm of God’s Hand.
Mark Evanier’s Tales of My Childhood #3, which made me cry.
Leslie on setting boundaries as a teacher.
Steve ponders The Things We Say When Drunk.
Young Indigo Anderson is passionate about manga, anime, cosplay and making comics. “That is why when her tenth grade AP World History teacher asked for a paper about the relationship between North and South Korea, she requested to do it as a comic.
Continue reading “October Rambling: artist Indigo Anderson; Arthur and Nigel get married”
Zombies vs. animals? The living dead wouldn’t stand a chance
Pope Francis has launches reform of Vatican bureaucracy, with a cleanup of the Vatican bank.
I have noted, I’m a Protestant with an odd fascination with Catholic popes. The accession, in March 2013, of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, 76, to become the 266th head of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, especially when his predecessor, Benedict XVI is still alive, intrigued me.
I admit that I’ve enjoyed that he’s made some in the church hierarchy nervous, when he
faults the church’s focus on gays and abortion, though that feels more like optics rather than actual change to me. He may be right, though, when he describes ‘ideological Christians’ as a ‘serious illness’ within the Church.
More interesting to me is his suggestion, if it’s understood correctly in a secular press, that
it’s OK not to believe in God if you have a clean conscience. Continue reading “P is for Pope Francis I”
Does this ever happen to you? It happens to me roughly every 15 days, where someone will e-mail me a letter like this:
Dear Sir or Madam,
I hope you’re doing well. I’m writing to you because my domain RedactedDomain.com was struck by a
unnatural links penalty from Google. You might be aware of how Google can penalize a site if they think that the site is or was using dishonest link building techniques. Well Continue reading “Bad linkage, says the mighty Google”
October is LGBT History Month
Last month, my friend Dan sent me a link to this nifty page about Christians Openly Supporting LGBT Community In ‘We’re Not All Like That’ Campaign. I wrote back, “This will appear on my blog within the week! Thanks; I had not seen this.” I was particularly taken by Fred Clark’s video, maybe because how he self-identifies.
Obviously I didn’t post anything, and frankly it got lost in my e-mails. Then
Arthur wrote about it, and I was going to let it go as a topic. Moreover, while I appreciate the sentiment of NALT, I never like things identified by what they are NOT. Quirky, I know.
But then I saw this story about
a tea party leader and former Baptist pastor who is proposing to file a ‘class action lawsuit’ against ‘homosexuality.’ Oy.
So let me share with you
Continue reading “NALT Christians”