Augustine Day by Day – July 11 – The Toil of Righteousness [Read more...]

In Taiwan, it’s two years of military service — or else. Question: w/c/should it work in the US? Why or why not? As Mark would say, “Discuss, class.” [Read more...]

Suddenly, in a fit of stunned outrage, China spills its green tea, jumps up, and screams… “You’ll regret that, roundeye!” [Read more...]

“Keep yer filthy paws off Taiwan,” growls China, over a cup of hot green tea. “Oh yeah, China?” says USA, over a cold can of Coca-Cola. “Take this and shove it.” [Read more...]

Abortion: It Ain’t Just a U.S. Problem Social groups [in Taiwan] expressed concern that a revision of the law to prevent abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy could pressure women into having early abortions … By making the law more stringent, the DOH hopes to counter the rising abortion rate and protect the right [Read More...]

Delete! Send! Reply! Forward! Attack! Retreat! Panic! Freeze! Relaaaaax, it’s just e-mail. ATTENTION ALL SF FANS: What sf writer, dead or alive, could spin the best “War of the Emails” yarn (and why)? [Read more...]

Prince Charles, on the other hand… does seem to have a good, but cautious grasp of the little nanobugs that could. [Read more...]

Nanotechnology: You know it’s a mystery when not even Brits understand it But who can blame them? It’s all so durned small! [Read more...]

Black and Catholic… Like Augustine [Read more...]

This just in… Not all bishops are spineless Several days after Bishop John H. Ricard of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Fla., warned that the Darfur region of western Sudan faces a “humanitarian catastrophe” unless militia attacks are stopped and massive international aid is brought in, the Sudanese government allowed Catholic Relief Services to send its first aid representative [Read More...]