Archive for October, 2004

violence vs. abortion

Sunday, October 31st, 2004

In yesterday's post The Post-Abortion Era, I hoped that I had made clear my position regarding violent opposition to abortion. One of my readers has demurred, so perhaps I did not make my point clear enough. Let me state this clearly: I do not advocate the use ...

the post-abortion era

Saturday, October 30th, 2004

Dawn Eden has an interesting post about a pro-life woman who went to an abortion clinic to offer a general apology for Christians who had behaved badly in the name of the pro-life cause. Of course, the idea of reconciliation assumes the end of this ideological conflict. I ...

why can’t we all just get along?

Friday, October 29th, 2004

A liberal is a person who believes that somewhere in the stack of cards which is this world's ideologies, philosophies, governments and individuals there lies the formula for perfect government. A conservative is a person who believes the perfect formula just isn't there. The conservative may be a realist, with ...

soda & tea

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

Some of the fine beverages and muffins available at my local coffee shop, the Blue Bottle

she is cool

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

How cool would you say she is? She is cooler than a low rider that scrapes the road all the time. She is cooler than all the city's lights going out at once. She is cooler than the loud cracking noises your chiropractor can make with your neck. She is cooler than chrome on ...

a short poem

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

are there enough songs in this life to occupy my mind to guide me through a tangle of resonant images snapping back to childhood, and forward to the abyss {color saturation frying my eyes shading my shoulders with doubt the spring in my step grinds like salt beneath my heel} i need to forgive myself, but what ...


Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

There were six of us sitting there with a shot glass in front of each of us. We had two bottles of whisky on hand, one of Crown Royal (to be consumed first) and one of Jim Beam (to be consumed after). We starting doing rounds, and we ...

medical records dilemma – a modest proposal

Saturday, October 23rd, 2004

Dawn Eden reports a bizarre story in which a Planned Parenthood lawyer claims the physical remains of an aborted fetus constitute a part of the mother's medical records. Not just the fact of the abortion, or any specific information about the procedure, but the the actual "product of conception" ...

the importance of being earnest

Friday, October 22nd, 2004

HOW TO TALK TERRORIST Conservatives are often criticized for taking a "shoot first, talk later" attitude toward terrorism, and although I am a conservative, I must concede that the left is absolutely right (er, correct) on this point. For it is true that we need a better understanding of the ...

kerry is “open”

Friday, October 22nd, 2004

Kerry adviser Mike McCurry said it's important in the final days of theKerry hopes the American people will pass him the ball on Nov. 2nd. campaign that voters "get a better sense of John Kerry, the guy." That means the Democratic senator is spending some of the dwindling time before ...