Monthly Archives: January 2009

i·de·ol·o·gy

The problem with the problem of evil

I’m not sure if it’s because it’s the end of January and the seasonal affective disorder is finally getting to me, but lately I’m having a hard time reading the news without feeling sick to my stomach. For example, earlier this week I read about a family with 5 kids who’s father shot them all, […]

Stay classy, Catholic church

Here’s the newly reinstated Bishop Richard Williamson, who the Pope un-excommunicated this week. He’s definitely someone you want out there representing your church: Let’s recap: If you are a proclaimed Holocaust denier and deny that 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, you’re welcome to be a part of our church If you repeatedly […]

Another reason for me to stop while I’m ahead:

The demand for humanities PhDs has long been tight — for four decades, the number of jobs requiring them hasn’t kept pace with the number of people earning them. But by all indications, recent university hiring freezes and evaporating grant money have reduced the world’s most elite degree to junk-bond status. “Every single academic, especially […]

Two year olds don’t pose

I’m finally getting around to uploading all of my xmas pictures and other pictures that have been sitting on my harddrive for over a month. I give you: a photographic chronicle of the attempt to get a cute picture of Emma with her cousin Oscar — It used to be so easy!

Ballet + Joni Mitchell music = my Saturday night

A friend has invited me to be her date for tomorrow night’s performance of The Fiddle and the Drum. Here’s the description: In the winter of 2006, celebrated singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell and Alberta Ballet Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maître joined forces to create an exhilarating and emotional production blending Mitchell’s music and art with Grand-Maître’s choreography. […]

Purpose driven tax evasion?

How much clout does Rick Warren have? The California megachurch minister and opponent of gay marriage who will deliver the invocation at Barack Obama’s inauguration had his income tax returns audited in 1996. When the IRS tried to collect the taxes it claimed he owed, Warren went to court. Congress then passed a law granting […]