Gloria Purvis on the HHS Mandate

I’d never heard of Gloria Purvis before Julie D. and Frank Weathers linked to this video, but I hope we see a lot more of her: This 7 minute takedown of the HHS mandate is intelligent, eloquent, and well-observed. Certainly it matters that this blast of clarity comes from a woman, but you better believe [Read More...]

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Practicing Self-Control Is Good

From the Department for Spending Lots of Grant Money to Learn the Bloody Obvious comes super-science wisdom! It turns out the people who have to practice self-control once in a while get really irritable and violent. However, people who practice self-denial over a steady period of time wind up with a much higher level of [Read More...]

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Desk Meme UPDATED

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My fellow Register writer Jennifer Fulwiler is inspiring people to post pictures of their desks, which is one of those silly little things that always interests me. I have two desks. This drop-down desk is in my bedroom, and it’s the one I use most often. It closes up nice and neat so I have [Read More...]

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Child Gets Death Threats For Marriage Views

Mark Shea found this story about Sarah Crank, who is facing death threats for her testimony for the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in support of traditional marriage. Here’s what Sarah said: Yes, I know. I can feel the pure hatred just radiating off her. And here’s how the Forces of Tolerance(TM) reacted: From YouTube:  “My god [Read More...]

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The Talmud Finally Gets an Index

From a story at Vatican Insider: For the first time in history, an alphabetical index has been compiled for one of Judaism’s most sacred writings: the Talmud. The index is the work of American immigration lawyer, Daniel Retter, who has created a tool that “allows you to navigate the entire length and breadth of the [Read More...]

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Reading John in the Light of the Wisdom Tradition

“Light & Bread: A Sapiential Reading of Two I Am Statements in the Gospel of John” is an essay I wrote for a class on John. I was able to express some of my fascination with the wisdom tradition–the place where Jew and Greek meet in the Old Testament–in this essay, as well as draw [Read More...]

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Vatican Website Hacked

The most powerful, feared, super-skilled hakerz in the whole wide world managed to mildly inconvenience some people for a few hours while calling attention to their childish grasp of history and reality. Yes, our pals at Anonymous, last seen scampering for cover as their former ally, Sabu, ratted them out, managed to bring down the Vatican’s [Read More...]

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Tactile Touch Screens? They May Be Closer Than You Think

And by close I mean, “As near as the next Apple press conference.” [UPDATE 3/7/12: Nope.] Check out Pocket-lint for the whole scoop. Here’s an excerpt: “The aim is to make a corrugated surface feel corrugated, a rough surface rough, a soft surface soft. The first products will ship by the end of this year [Read More...]

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