Monthly Archives: March 2009

Lest we forget

On the last day of the month named for the god of war: Nearly one full year before the Iraq war began, on March 31, 2002, Cheney informed Republican senators that the question of the U.S. invasion was not if, … Continue reading

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The right political bias

I test myself a lot these days for political bias. So, for example, when President Obama invited a group of (only) black journalists to meet with him I thought it was a good thing – but, well, okay – I … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Guadeloupe, redux

The only bad thing about the good old days, when the right wing was in power, was that they had a relatively narrow target for their anger – those ridiculous “liberals,” and the mainstream media who (very theoretically) supported them. … Continue reading

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Hospice

If my hospice patients don’t die before I get to meet them, they generally turn out to be very nice. It’s a decision many people, understandably, find very difficult to make. So they put it off and put it off … Continue reading

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God’s plan: Just deal with it

I keep trying to make belief rational; trying to figure out how so many people can have unquestioning faith in a god who created them and who will be there when they die. Or the people who talk about God’s … Continue reading

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No longer almost-atheist

When the president of this country got elected (twice) by appealing to the Christian right; when one of his strongest qualifications was “he’s a man of faith”; when government agencies were stacked with fundamentalists; and when that man was, by … Continue reading

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Lady Day: The Feast of the Annunciation

In the year before Jesus was born, the angel Gabriel was quite busy flying around notifying women that they were pregnant. First he told Elizabeth, who was too old to have children, that in six months she would have a … Continue reading

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