Stream of Consciousness Thanks

Thankful for (and/or that):1.  Activist kids2.  Activist courts3.  Calvin & Hobbes, a comic that always conveys the right perspective, makes me laugh, makes me wish I had a kid like Calvin and makes me grateful that I don't have a kid like Calvin4.  a 5-year-old nephew who conducts Mozart concertos5.  That as E begins to study the Holocaust and I continue my own studies of it, that I was born where I was, when I was and what I was6.   Catonsville7.  Manhattan8.  Brook … [Read more...]

Small Comfort for Mothers, Fetuses, and Jews

Part Four (closely related to Part Three) of I-Don't-Know-How-Many in a series of posts inspired by "Miss Representation."  If you haven't seen the trailer for this movie, and you have 8 minutes, please watch it here now.  A very good and sweet friend sent me a 33-minute video and asked my opinion.  A man named Ray Comfort - someone claiming to be Jewish - compares doctors who perform abortions to Hitler, and those who allow this to happen to the German standers-by.  It’s done more subtly and … [Read more...]

HR 358 – Protecting life? Letting Women Die? Neither?

Part Three of I-Don't-Know-How-Many in a series of posts inspired by "Miss Representation."  If you haven't seen the trailer for this movie, and you have 8 minutes, please watch it here now.  A great friend of mine is supremely frustrated that people in the middle are being drowned out by the shouts of extremists on both sides.  I agree completely, though it’s funny: when I’m in the presence of someone aggressively loud, the louder they shout, the less I hear.  The more energetic and boistero … [Read more...]


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