“24 Hour Protection”

Spotted by my goddaughter Branda, during a morning walk in California: [Read more...]

People who live in glass houses

Well, you can now do that in Japan. I have two questions. 1. Where’s the bathroom? 2. Don’t you need a lot of Windex? Check out more pictures here. [Read more...]

How New Yorkers say “Thank you, Mom”

If you somehow missed Mother’s Day, it’s not too late to say “Thank you, Mom.”  Check out how these New Yorkers did it. [Read more...]

Happy Mother’s Day, from Google

In case anyone has missed it, here’s the disarming Mother’s Day doodle on the Google home page — animated.  They also have a posting on their blog about moms and technology. Happy Mother’s Day! [Read more...]

“Does she have cooties?”: Catholic school forfeits baseball game over girl on opposing team

Details: A fundamentalist Arizona Catholic high school is refusing to play in a baseball final as their opponent’s team includes a girl on second base. Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic school, in Phoenix, will forfeit the final rather than play against Mesa Preparatory Academy because 15-year-old Paige Sultzbach is on their team. The fundamentalist Catholic [Read More...]

For Mother’s Day: six generations of daughters, from 7 weeks to 111 years

Check out this picture and story that originally aired on ABC News — and Happy Mother’s Day (a day early!): [Read more...]

Religious order produces show on Broadway — and it bombs

In fact, it was one of the biggest duds of the Broadway season: a musical version of the 1992 Steve Martin movie “Leap of Faith,” about a con artist turned preacher. The expensive, long-aborning show is closing this weekend, after a very brief run — and this piece in the New York Times dissects what [Read More...]

Making God a hit on Broadway

It’s an unusual trend in the theater right now, and the New York Times looks at one effort to get people who go to church to also to the theater: Jesus is cracking jokes, sharing parables and dying for our sins in three Broadway musicals this spring, while another six shows feature religious themes that [Read More...]

“Who wants to live in a ghetto, anyway?”

That’s the question at the heart of this thoughtful and challenging piece by Star Foster, who toils over at the Pagan Portal here at Patheos (and who, I should add, is a great gal, to boot!)  I’m not in the habit of posting links to pieces by Pagans, but I thought this one worth thinking [Read More...]

What your commencement speaker won’t tell you

Some frank and timely words of wisdom from writer Christopher Wheelan in the Wall Street Journal: Dear Class of 2012, I became sick of commencement speeches at about your age. My first job out of college was writing speeches for the governor of Maine. Every spring, I would offer extraordinary tidbits of wisdom to 22-year-olds—which [Read More...]


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