sacred-sperm

‘Every Sperm is Sacred’ is not the anthem you’re looking for

In Monty Python’s “Meaning of Life”, a father sings a song to his 50 plus children crowded around their living room. “Because every sperm is sacred Every sperm is great If a sperm is wasted God gets quite irate” When Monty Python performed the song, I’m quite confident they didn’t intend for anyone to hear…

I mean. Really. Was there anything sexier than a smart handsome man on the side of justice?

Setting a Watchman

I started reading Harper Lee’s newly released (if not newly written) novel, Go Set A Watchman, this morning. I just finished it this afternoon. It has been a long while since I started a book and couldn’t put it down, for what that’s worth. It’s funny and charming. Many of the characters I loved in…

My maternal grandmother's birth certificate application

Legitimate

I’m doing some genealogical research about my birth family and I found my maternal grandmother’s birth certificate application that her parents filled out when she was born in 1899. The seventh question asked about her was this: “Legitimate or Illegitimate” I can’t quite fully describe how offended I am by that question. When I read…

Elliott and I (anyone recognize the Galt House?)

Tell Tale Hearts

Radiolab is one of my favorite shows on public radio right now. I was listening to one of their podcasted episodes the other day while out hiking and it about stopped me in my tracks. The episode is called Tell-Tale Hearts. And the Oliver Sachs interview is as good as all of his interviews are.…

image from Brick Testament.
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Taking Offense

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho on July 5, 2015 Mark 6:1-13 It is hard to go home again, isn’t it? Jesus has already experienced this in Mark’s gospel. A few chapters ago, after people accused him of being possessed by the Devil… “A crowd was sitting around him; and they…