Bare-Breasted Babes Busting Out in the Big Apple

When I was young—very young, like three or four years old—I wondered why men could remove their shirts in public, but women could not.  In my youthful logic, I saw the seeming inequity as unfair to women, who might get hot and sweaty on a summer day.But as I grew toward adulthood, it became clear that there was a difference:  That women’s breasts are inherently sexual—linked, as they are, to physical arousal and, coincidentally, to sustaining new life.  For the woman, breasts are an erogenous … [Read more...]

A Tribute to My Dad, to My Husband, and to Fathers Everywhere

Jerry Schiffer, the love of my life

Evangelist Billy Graham once said of fathers, "A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society." As we celebrate Father's Day 2013, I want to thank the fathers in my life:  my own dad, and my dear husband, whose constant love for our three children has been an inspiration.   Thanks to my father, Bud Davis, for working so hard to support our family of eight, and for inspiring us by your … [Read more...]

Peek-a-Boo! God and The Bornean Rainbow Toad

Wrap your mind around this (can you see it?).  It's a Bornean Rainbow Toad.God, in His infinite wisdom and creativity, designed a panoply of creatures so diverse, so fantastic, so colorful, so… well, so HUNGRY.And because no one—not even a lowly amphibian—likes to be someone else’s lunch, God thought up a bunch of cool ways to hide. It’s called “cryptic camouflage” and it allows a toad or a moth or a caterpillar to blend into the environment so well that a hawk or a sand crane is unlike … [Read more...]