First off, I am sorry to all of you who left comments on my blog in the past few months only to find they never appeared. I was unaware that when you monitor comments, which I had to due to spam, Blogger does not alert you to their presence. Here I was feeling sorry for myself and those Few Faithful Readers were still following this thing. Sorry, and thanks.
Mark Shea is a Catholic writer who I really want to not like-- he is an abrasive Irish ass-- but usually find he is spot on. Here's some food for thought from Mr. Shea, how he handles intrinsic evils when it comes to politics and voting.
I've been following the story of the Chilean miners daily. It sparked a conversation about survival between Alan and I. We found an interesting list of survival tales and were especially intrigued by the one about Steven Callahan. Ever since a classmate of Alan's was lost to the wilderness in Glacier National Park a few years back, such tales have become more sobering than they are sensational to us.
Anyone else remember the Blu Cantrell song "Hit 'Em Up Style" from 2001 or so? Here is a folksy version of it by my new favorite band, Carolina Chocolate Drops. A great new way to enjoy an R&B/pop favorite.
Will be back to my usual abortion hating self tomorrow, I promise.