Friday, March 31, 2006
Four jobs I have had in my life:
BP (gas station)
Krohn Conservatory (odd jobs)
Four movies I would watch over and over:
Blade (closely tied with Underworld)
Where the Heart Is
Four places I have lived:
Kansas City, MO
North Carolina (Greensboro)
Dayton, Ohio (just for a minute-don't judge me!)
Four TV shows I love to watch:
Four places I have been on vacation:
West Palm Beach (ick, BTW)
Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Four websites I visit daily:
Lately, Ebay to check my sales (anyone want a $1700 tv?)
Regular, People Blogs (more than 4)
Cute Overload (.com)
The Daily Mumps (dailymumps.com)
Four Favorite foods:
Spanish Chicken (tomato paste, beer, green olives and chicken)
Macadamia Brickle Haagen Daaz
Steamed Veggies (nearly anything)
Cold Cereal and milk
Four places I would rather be right now:
At the salon
Hawaii with Jt
California (seeing nephew I haven't met yet!)
Smith Mt. Lake (with the Lesters)
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
My friend Charles Krauthammer makes the argument succinctly in the Washington Post. "Traditional marriage is defined as the union of (1) two people of (2) opposite gender," he observes. "If, as advocates of gay marriage insist, the gender requirement is nothing but prejudice, exclusion and an arbitrary denial of one's autonomous choices," then "on what grounds do they insist upon the traditional, arbitrary and exclusionary number of two?"Here's the answer. The number isn't two. It's one. You commit to one person, and that person commits wholly to you. Second, the number isn't arbitrary. It's based on human nature. Specifically, on jealousy.
Some people say the Bible sanctions polygamy. "Abraham, David, Jacob and Solomon were all favored by God and were all polygamists," argues law professor Jonathan Turley. Favored? Look what polygamy did for them. Sarah told Abraham to sleep with her servant. When the servant got pregnant and came to despise Sarah, Sarah kicked her out. Rachel and Leah fought over Jacob, who ended up stripping his eldest son of his birthright for sleeping with Jacob's concubine. David got rid of Bathsheba's husband by ordering troops to betray him in battle. Promiscuity had the first word, but jealousy always had the last.
I do like that last sentence and I guess the article makes its point that someone can support one without supporting the other. The problem I see is that he refers to human nature (specifically jealousy) when that's one of the arguments people use against homosexual marriage as well. It is in our nature to hook up with the opposite sex for procreation. Of course, homosexuals often still have the desire to procreate so are they really going "against nature"?
These are my unchecked, early thoughts...feel free to respond.
Monday, March 27, 2006
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Wanna know what it was? I bet you can guess...
Friday, March 17, 2006
These things get me every time. When my grandfather died a few years ago, he did not rank high enough for a live bugler (hardly anyone does, they send a guy with a tape deck). A close friend of the family is a marine so he got some of his guys together. As we pulled up to the graveside at Quantico there were five guys in formal uniform saluting and a live bugler about 50 yards away. One of the most moving things I've ever experienced.
Here's the article on the Patriot Guard.