Why is it that guests on most news shows preface their comments with “Look”? I have observed this most frequently during my obsession with everything political in the last 12-18 months. I first took notice of this practice when watching, then Senator, and now President-Elect Barack Obama. When questioned, he would start of with, “Look” … More Why “Look”?: Musings of an Anal Retentive Observer
My husband accompanied me to the newly released Twilight movie today. I have to say I really enjoyed it. The movie is based on the first book in the insanely popular series by Stephenie Meyer. The normal audience for this series is tween and teen girls not early thirtysomethings like me. While searching the net … More Twilight Movie: I give it a thumbs up
Andrew Sullivan responds to Rod Dreher’s piece on marriage. This is a whole lot of food for thought. Unfortunately, most people cannot enter into a reasoned discussion about this issue. Fear, loathing, and misunderstanding on both sides takes over. More and still more dialouge is needed.
The Saturday after the election I was looking forward to seeing Saturday Night Live and the sketches related to election night or the days after. I turned the channel in disappointment because it was a repeat. This past Saturday night I was hoping again for a new post election episode. I got my wish, but … More SNL Needs Better Writers
“Free to a good home.” That was the phrase scribbled on a piece of paper atop a stack of books on the workroom table in my office. It is customary for books to be available for the taking, working for a scholarly society of academics. I greedily absconded with four of the five books and … More Me, Being Henry Bemis: A Reader
There comes a time in our lives when we have to take a leap of faith. We must step out of our comfort zone and venture out into the unknown. I am at the precipice and have been there for some time now. I have not been able to cross over because there was no … More Leap of Faith
The sermon I heard today raised questions that catapulted me into an uncomfortable place. There we sat in the pew arranged from the end in this way, Vashti, Larry, and then me. The Associate Pastor was preaching about the story of Jonah, the reluctant prophet. If you have not read the story, you should. I’ll … More The Enemies of Choice?