Archive for October, 2010

“Saving” Politics

Monday, October 25th, 2010

The only time I get to see Jon Stewart is on youtube clips. I save my ironing for Masterpiece Mystery on Sunday nights, and my laundry folding for PBSkids’ Ruff Ruffman after school. (Side note: Did you happen to catch Sherlock Holmes last night?  Almost makes me hope that Jesus won’t come before the series […]

Situational Wisdom

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

It sounds worse than it is. I discovered a little over a year ago that I have a benign brain tumor. We found this out when I went into my doc for my annual physical. Her: How’s it going? Me: Great!  Although I must say that I’ve been feeling a bit dizzy lately, and have […]

Framed Significance

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Martin E. Marty will no longer be publishing Context, and I am sad. Any tribute to Marty I could give has been given more eloquently by others.  Here’s one take on his contributions to religion and society.  Google him and you will find many more. Now, let me be clear: he’s not going anywhere: Context […]

Go Out and Try Again

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

We get the Atlantic at home, and gracing the latest cover is a patriotic Doonsebury (Zonker?) figure with the headline The Boomer’s Last Chance: They Ruined Everything, But Can Still Be the Greatest Generation.”  (October 2010) Far be it from me to insult any boomer (whew: I was born in ’69–safe by five years), so […]