Month: April 2005

qotd

qotd

[Clouseau is walking through a pitch-black room with a match in his hand; calling out] Clouseau: Is there anybody hiding there in the dark? — Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther Strikes Again a very existentialist sort of quote, if you contemplate it

Food for thought: orthodoxy

Spirit

From an article by Anna Quindlen in Newsweek: Separate, Not Equal at All – Newsweek Society – MSNBC.com The argument in orthodoxy is usually that women are separate but equal, an argument that made racial segregation—and flagrant inequality—possible for many years in the United States. Power is not relinquished easily; fear of the other is an enduring human handicap. “What orthodoxy is partly about is fear,” says Rabbi Joy Levitt. “The world is moving very […]

My tax dollars at work

Ephemera

For once, I approve of this use of my tax dollars. I don’t know what else they use my tax dollars for, but this is okay with me, the birder with slightly over 200 species on her life list. Buck also says that this is compassionate conservatism at work. No, I couldn’t tell if he was joking. Oddly Enough News Article | Reuters.com WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials bolstered security on Thursday for a duck […]

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Ephemera

I know I’m full of hate and anger and frustration and I know that it’s going to take all the gold and silver and diamonds in the world to cure me. — Caroll Baker as Sylvia West in Sylvia.