Archives for Jan 30, 2011 @ 18:40

Melting Snow (cheaply)

Did you see this? If there ever was a sign that we’ve had more than enough snow this winter, here it is. Bergen County, New Jersey administrators found themselves in quite a pickle this winter. With their plowing budget quickly running dry, they’ve come up with a juicy solution. Bergen County is just across the [Read More…]

Obama’s Options

Kai Bird, at Slate, on Obama shadowing Carter’s decisions about Iran: President Barack Obama has a “Shah problem” in Egypt. Recent events in Egypt recall the street protests of 1978 in Tehran when President Jimmy Carter had to decide whether to remain loyal to the Pahlavi regime, a long-standing American-backed dictatorship—or whether the time had [Read More…]

Egypt’s Options

From WaPo, by Elliott Abrams, a former aide to President Bush: In 2003, George Bush asked: “Are the peoples of the Middle East somehow beyond the reach of liberty? Are millions of men and women and children condemned by history or culture to live in despotism? Are they alone never to know freedom and never [Read More…]

What’s Natural?

By April Diaz … When we signed up to adopt to kids back in July 2009 we knew it would be hard. Most every parent we’ve talked to since then has knowingly chuckled, sighed, or pitied us when we told them we were adopting 2 little ones at the same time. We’re grateful for those [Read More…]

Prayer for the Week: 4th Sunday after Epiphany

Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [Read more…]