Monthly Archives: September 2010

Secular Humanism, Baby!

How could you not laugh to hear the results of the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life’s U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey? On average, Americans correctly answer 16 of the 32 religious knowledge questions on the survey by the Pew … Continue reading

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Being Clear about the Crime

Listening to a (usually excellent) progressive radio talk show sometime in the past few days, I was bummed to hear the host make a joke about students (male) scoring with hot (female) teachers. It came up as he was framing … Continue reading

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I Don’t Need to BE a Billionaire … I Just Want to Give Like One

We give to charity regularly, in big (for us) and small ways. I don’t want to say never, but let me say that I don’t currently envision a life plan for myself that allows me to be the one dropping … Continue reading

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Martin Sheen, Medio Peregrino

Whatever the opposite of wanderlust is, I have it. But sometimes, I go against type. During college, living in London for the summer, I’d seen a documentary about The Way of St. James, one of the top three pilgrimage routes … Continue reading

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Sunday Spice

I’ve been making a version of chicken masala on a regular basis lately, but hadn’t had time to drive out to the southwest part of Houston to purchase pre-ground garam masala powder. Today, I still didn’t feel up to the … Continue reading

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Rick Perry Does Not Believe in California

Because I care about Texas, and you, I watched and listened to this interview featuring Rick Perry talking about his belief that a projected $10-11B (that billion with a B, and that is Perry’s estimate, considered to be low) is … Continue reading

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Random Friday Thoughts

So much to do, so little motivation. Allow me to share what is bouncing around in my head at the moment: I was disappointed (mildly) to realize that Magnum, P.I. is no longer being broadcast on channel 55 in the … Continue reading

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