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Month: January 2007

Obama!

  Youtube.com: First Obama Presidential Ad I love the line from his speech where he says that no one should go bankrupt because of medical bills. Amen to that! Youtube.com: “I inhaled frequently” “That was the point” — I love this! And for whatever it is worth, right now I really like Obama and Kucinich […]

State of the Union

  I did watch last night’s State of the Union with some friends and some beer (that seriously is the only way I could stomach it). Overall I think it was pretty sad. We are in such a bad place. I only hope Congress acts, and acts decisively to end the war in Iraq as […]

My new favorite theologian

  Theodore Parker Web Site I discovered Theodore Parker via the book The American Transendetalists: Their Prose and Poetry (a paperback from 1957 that I found in a used bookstore). The book had his sermon The Transient and Permanent in Christianity (one heck of a sermon that got him ostracized by the Unitarians of his […]

Favorite Books of 2006

  I was inspired to make this list after reading Time Magazine’s 10 Best Books article (thanks to DeathbyUlysses for the link) Here’s my list of books I read in the last year that I found to be particularly moving… 1. The Dharma Bums – by Jack Kerouac 2. Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: […]

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