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  • Why the Virgin birth?

    In Sunday school I recall being told Mary was the first woman born without sin. I was told that God sent his seed to her. I didn’t know anything about human sex at the time. Nobody told me about the amazing abilities of the vulva...
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  • Obamacare and a cup of tea

    When soldiers were picking through landfills to get metal scraps to up-armor their vehicles in Iraq, Rumsfeld said, “We go to war with what we have, not the army we want.” He sent men and women to their deaths and dismemberments. The ACA website has...
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  • Honey laundering!

    Imagine a death-defying car chase scene, hot babes and rugged assassins protecting the illegal drug trade. It sounds so Hollywood! It isn’t opium from the exotic fields of Afghanistan. It isn’t the French Connection. And it isn’t a Mexican drug cartel de-limbing the population and...
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  • California poops on our poo pursuit

    We just wanted a few buckets of elephant poo and we* were confident that we could get them. After all, the circus has made their elephant poo available to gardeners for years! An adult elephant eats 300-400 pounds of food a day.  Imagine what it...
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  • The zen of elephant poo

    Driving mom to an appointment, a giant train passed to our right. It was the enormous Ringling Bros. Circus train. We were excited to see the mile of cars. It was breathtaking. I tried to film it because I couldn’t believe my eyes. The circus...
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  • Dorm or apartment for college living?

    The students are all packed.  The parties have faded. And, there is only one thing left to do:  Move into the new pad for school! For parents, the rite of passage brings tears and lament.  Speaking for myself, when I first dropped my son off...
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  • Walking while black

    On July 11, at 4:30, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania,  little Jocelyn Rojas was reported missing. A young boy and his friend, who looked a lot like  Trayvon Martin,  heard news that a girl had been abducted, so they rode  bikes around the area in search of...
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  • Did the rapture come after gay marriage, or is everyone at yard sales?

    It’s morning. The air conditioner kicked on at 7:42. My husband, who calls sleeping in sleeping until 6 a.m., was gone from the bed. The new 400 count sheets were just as luxurious as the night before, but they were all twisted up, and where...
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  • Approval is healing

    Fathers hold the secret to approval.  They hold the validation of the child’s soul.  It doesn’t matter that they are imperfect (drunk, stupid, selfish, absent).  We forgive them and crave their approval. I have a special box that keeps the tie I bought for my...
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