Monthly Archives: October 2007

Happy Hallowe’en!

Emma’s first costume — and first music video! She was sooooo cute today, despite nursing (another!) cold. She got many compliments on her outfit, and a few people caught the pop-culture reference, too. I’m not sure who had more fun this Hallowe’en, Emma or her mama and dad! [EDIT: If you’re stuck and don’t get […]

Jesus Camp meets Halloween

It’s that time of the year again — time for a Hell House! Evangelical delight! A description from the Wiki entry on Hell Houses: A hell house, also commonly known as a Doom House or Judgment House, is a haunted house-style attraction typically run by North American fundamentalist Christian churches or parachurch groups. These attractions […]

Sunday night double feature picture show

Tonight on Turner Classic Movies: “Practice What You Preach” 8:00pm [Drama] Elmer Gantry (1960)A young drifter finds success as a traveling preacher until his past catches up with him. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Shirley Jones. Dir: Richard Brooks. C-147 mins, TV-PG (a little more background on Elmer Gantry) 10:30pm [Drama] Miracle Woman, The (1931)A […]

Subversively crafty

feminism Originally uploaded by Cross-stitch ninja More examples of subversive cross-stitch here.

Saturday night entertainment

Here’s what we do for fun in the Bennetch household: watch a debate between an agnostic and a theist! The Socratic Club of Oregon State University recently hosted a debate/discussion between Michael Shermer and Dinesh D’Souza. I think I found this debate more interesting and enlightening than ones I’ve seen with Hitchens or Dawkins — […]

Hear, hear?

I’m looking for a good podcast or two to listen to. What do you listen to regularly? It can be any topic, though if you know me, I’m partial to religion and politics discussions. So?


We are each other’s business;We are each other’s harvest;We are each other’s magnitude and bond. — Gwendolyn Brooks