If you have been wanting to know more about this "Rivers" person who keeps coming up in the book quotes, go here. … [Read more...]

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WHOA: "Why would a child as young as three years old ever be on mind-altering drugs? For the past eight months, the News 4 WOAI Trouble Shooters have poured through reams of state documents and discovered thousands of foster kids appear to be on powerful psychotropic drugs. Many of these children are barely in kindergarten. Some are mere toddlers."more (via Family Scholars) … [Read more...]

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Rivers waited. When it was clear Prior could offer nothing more he said, "You say the worst feature of their situation is the eye?""Yes.""The constantly being spied on?""Yes."Rivers asked gently, "In that meeting with Mrs. Roper, who was the spy?""I--" Prior's mouth twisted. "I was." --Pat Barker, The Eye in the Door … [Read more...]

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M TO THE A TO THE S TO THE K: Came back yesterday from a conference on "the renaissance of traditional marriage." I spoke on marriage and masculinity (yeah yeah, I know, those who can't do teach)--brief version of my talk will be on Marriage Debate tomorrowish. As usual, I felt a lot like a lion in a Christian suit. But I was really heartened to hear a lot of support for prison reform; so I figured I'd link again to my Crisis magazine piece on that subject, "Fifteen to Life: Reforming the … [Read more...]

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SCANDAL: Dappled Things excerpt:I had a professor in seminary, a Dutch Jesuit who was an excellent Church historian, who always regaled us with the most embarrassing and shameful episodes of the Church's history -- torture chambers, simony, Popes with their mistresses and bastards, Cardinals who spent fortunes on parties and loose living -- two thousand years of scandals, in other words. The gentler souls in the university hall -- innocently pious seminarians and third-world nuns -- were … [Read more...]

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Men said they didn't tell their women about France because they didn't want to worry them. But it was more than that. He needed her ignorance to hide in. Yet, at the same time, he wanted to know and be known as deeply as possible. And the two desires were irreconcilable. --Regeneration … [Read more...]

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GIMME AN A! GIMME A B! GIMME A D! What's that spell?Oligarch! Oligarch! Oligarch! (Mono--d'oh!) … [Read more...]

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