An Intimate Dinner with Billy and Betty (On the Side)

I was a high school sophomore when someone told me that in China, aborted fetuses were considered a delicacy.I thought they were lying. I still think they were lying. I had seen a spider consume its prey, the hapless insect rolled in a silken web.  I had seen our cat consume the placenta, after giving birth to a litter of kittens.  But we humans—advanced beings made in the image and likeness of God, and upon whose hearts natural law had been inscribed—do not eat other humans. Oh, I had r … [Read more...]

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Prayer for Just In Case a Satellite Lands on Your Head

Heads up!Talk about being environmentally wasteful!  Here I am, using paper not plastic, recycling my cans and bottles, shunning cars with yellow paint because I hear it’s not good for the environment—and NASA has this rusty old 6½-ton space capsule that’s going to crash land on my head?!That’s the news report, folks.  The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS), which was launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1993 to study climate conditions, is expected to fall … [Read more...]

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Tryst of Titans: Hanky-Panky in the Heavens?

Scientists have recently released a report suggesting that the Earth may once have had two moons: the one we see in the skies tonight, and a smaller one which catastrophically slammed into its larger cousin. What was left was a single amalgam, with the remaining moon flattened on one side by the cataclysmic impact.Of course, no one—not even your Great-Grandfather—can remember that far back; so we’re left to speculate what power, what primal urge, may have brought them together. I have my own id … [Read more...]

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