Monthly Archives: October 2009

Jerky, or merely prudent?

Several years, during one of our legendary e-mail discussions, a friend remarked of former President Clinton, “If he came to my house, I wouldn’t let him use my bathroom.” The line was an instant classic, and for months afterward, another … Continue reading

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Light a candle

I spent a wet and cold morning this Wednesday outside the high school, doing what every person should do at least once in her life. I was taking a stand for basic decency. This Wednesday, members of Westboro Baptist Church, … Continue reading

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The first batch of beer

The first batch has been judged a success. With three friends on hand last Friday, I opened the first two bottles of my first batch of home-brewed beer. There was a satisfying hiss as I twisted the caps, a satisfying … Continue reading

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Switching into Spanish mode

Somewhere in Nova Bastille, a phone is ringing. After two or three rings, a woman picks it up. Woman: Bueno? There is a pause, as the caller switches into Spanish-speaking mode. Caller: Hola. Yo soy David Learn, el maestro de … Continue reading

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Esperanto is a linguistic drug

Two weeks my older brother asked me not only where I got the energy to learn another language, but why I would pick one as impractical as Esperanto. The truth is, it’s a vice. As a planned language, Esperanto is … Continue reading

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The Conservative Bible Project

It’s a scary world out there for conservatives. The liberal bogeyman is everywhere, even in the Word of God. Yes, the Bible, feared by conservatives all across America because of God’s well-known liberal tendencies is getting a new translation to … Continue reading

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