Monthly Archives: September 2003

See-ya for a bit

My wonderful host, Dave Heigl, is in the process of moving (physically) and thus this site will be down for a week (or so). So, catch you later. I’m sure I’ll be chock-full of backed-up posts once we get going … Continue reading

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Gianna Jessen

I had the privilege of hearing Gianna Jessen sing and speak last night. If you haven’t heard of her, Gianna is a national pro-life speaker. At 7 1/2 months in utero, she was aborted. But she was born alive by … Continue reading

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Gee, whoda thunkit

I heard a news snippet on NPR last night about a group of scientists (both private and public) who have developed a way to obtain embryonic stem cells from monkeys without destroying embryos. Apparently ova can divide to the point … Continue reading

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I had no idea. . .

. . .because normally I don’t read The Economist (or any other economic analyses). But I followed the link from Kiefer’s blog because I do like The Economist and I will start reading more regularly. The statistics given in this … Continue reading

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Laugh of the day

Here’s a good one: Maureen “The Ellipsis Queen” Dowd (hey, that rhymes!) interviewing the wannabe Governator. Okay, so I read it. I wish I hadn’t. It was WORTHLESS DRIVEL. Like just about everything else she writes. Wait, why am I … Continue reading

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The fightin’ Phils. . .lose again

I think that title about says it all. But I looked at their schedule and, after today’s final game in the series, the Phillies get another 3-game shot at the Marlins in Florida.

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Safe Medical Procedures

From the New York Times: “The move to ban the late-term procedure has been a centerpiece of the anti-abortion movement for eight years. If President Bush signs the measure, advocates for abortion rights say, it will be the first time … Continue reading

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Must. . .Not. . .Hope

The Phillies beat the Marlins last night to pull within a half-game of the wild card lead. If they sweep the 3-game series, they will have a 1 1/2-game lead. If they split the next 2 games, they will stay … Continue reading

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Reason #513 why Rose is better than any liberal arts school

From the Brown University Course Announcement, 1994-95: English: EL15B The Adventures of Robin Hood: Wild or Tame? EL16R Rogues, Vagabonds, and Sturdy Beggars EL116A Unnatural Acts and Split Britches EL244 The Early Modern Sexed Subject German: GM166A Vampirism: From Colonization … Continue reading

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That doubtful time of year

So, by this time each year the Phillies and Cubs (my two favorite teams, if you haven’t figured that out already) are well out of contention for the playoffs. This year, both have a legitimate shot at making it. So, … Continue reading

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