Supporting Parent and Child in Extremis

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At her own blog, Elizabeth Bruenig has weighed in on yesterday's discussion of the mother who abandoned her baby in a subway station, and she does an able job teasing out the two tangled questions: what the mother ought to do, and what the law should do in response.  (I'm selling it short by excerpting, so check out the whole thing) [T]he question then becomes when looking at legal tools: what kind of a world are we trying to create? But I think this question very often becomes confused w … [Read more...]

Getting Sucker Punched by Satan [Pope Francis Bookclub]

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In 2014, I’m reading and blogging through Pope Francis/Cardinal Bergoglio’s Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following Jesus.  Every Monday, I’ll be writing about the next meditation in the book, so you’re welcome to peruse them all and/or read along.In this week's chapter from Open Mind, Faithful Heart, Pope Francis is discussing the danger of punching down (in slightly more highfalutin language). For those experiencing tribulation, the great temptation is fatigue.  The constan … [Read more...]

A Bible for Reading, Not Studying

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I don't own any copy of the Bible that's particularly enjoyable to read.  I have a massive study edition from my days in Directed Studies, that's much too heavy to carry anywhere casually.  I could use any number of online Bible websites, but it's hard for me to give the text the kind of focus I'd like when I'm in a context I don't use for long, focused reading.  The place where I'm most likely to encounter scripture in a format I enjoy reading is in the selections incorporated into the Divine Of … [Read more...]

“Piddle Twiddle and Resolve!”

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Bracing for an Intelligence Explosion [Guest Post]

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While I’m on vacation in Ireland, I’ve invited Unequally Yoked readers to assemble a wunderkammer of guest posts on books, practices, ideas, etc that particularly delight them.  Claire began this series with her post on prayers following communion, K.Chen followed on the virtues of YouTube covers, Ben Conroy talked about how stories enchant us, and today's post is from James D. Miller, an associate professor of economics at Smith College and the author of Singularity Rising.Mankind is going t … [Read more...]

“Careful the Tale You Tell, That is the Spell” [Guest Post]

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While I’m on vacation in Ireland, I’ve invited Unequally Yoked readers to assemble a wunderkammer of guest posts on books, practices, ideas, etc that particularly delight them.  Claire began this series with her post on prayers following communion, K.Chen followed on the virtues of YouTube covers, and the next entry is from Ben Conroy, a columnist at The Irish Catholic and an aspiring fantasy author.Anyone observing the human race for any length of time would very quickly conclude that mo … [Read more...]

Play it Again, YouTube! [Guest Post]

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While I'm on vacation in Ireland, I've invited Unequally Yoked readers to assemble a wunderkammer of guest posts on books, practices, ideas, etc that particularly delight them.  Claire began this series with her post on prayers following communion, and the next entry is from K. Chen, who usually blogs at See Infra.   I’d like to open by thanking Leah for this opportunity to embarrass myself in front of a large audience made of strangers and the occasional debate opponent. Leah asked for posts o … [Read more...]


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