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.
http://www.thebricktestament.com/the_life_of_jesus/jesus_run_out_of_nazareth/mk06_03.html

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…