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May 17th, 2008


With a 4-3 vote, the seven judges of the California Supreme Court have just ruled that a ban on homosexual marriage is unconstitutional. California voters had previously approved (by 61%) Proposition 22 in 2000, defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Once again judicial activism is overruling the will of the people. It is expected that a “stay” will be placed on this decision until November 2008 when it is hoped a constitutional amendment, the California Marriage Protection Act, will qualify for ballot.

Until now Massachusetts was the only state licensing same-sex marriage. Massachusetts now boasts an annual Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Youth Parade with “fully sanctioned participation by a variety of school groups,” link here. A number of other states offer civil unions. On the other hand 26 states have amended their constitutions to define marriage as only between a man and a woman.

Also in the news this month is that an eminent Spanish psychiatrist, Enrique Rojas, called the homosexual orientation a “disorder” rather than an illness, 95% of the time due to environmental factors such as an absent father, overweening mother, or sexual abuse in childhood. He said that studies from the United States, Canada and New Zealand show a 70-80 per cent chance that a child adopted by homosexuals will develop the same tendencies. Read the rest of this entry »

April 25th, 2008

The LARGE Family

Everyone knows there are disadvantages to having children in quantity. We happen to have had seven. One day a neighbor child said to me, “My mother doesn’t know how you stand it with all those kids.” Another woman said , “How do you do it?” meaning “How do you manage to keep them all fed, clothed, and reasonably clean?” Others would ask, “How can you afford it? We have just the two and we never have any spare cash.”

These people are voicing the three main objections to children. The noise and constant demands of children can be nerve-wracking; caring for children requires a lot of hard work when they are well and even more when they are sick; children are expensive.
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April 12th, 2008


The story stuck in my mind. It seems a young couple always wanted to visit Italy. They made reservations, bought guide books, learned a little Italian. Finally the long anticipated day arrived and their plane landed at at the airport. In Holland!!! “But this wasn’t our plan,” they cry! “We weren’t prepared for this!”

They cannot go back so they buy new guide books, struggle with a new language, meet new people. It is not what they had expected at all. They look around and eventually find that Holland has its own beauty–-tulips, Rembrandts, windmills. But they still wish they had landed in Italy.
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April 1st, 2008


It may be that there is a book out there somewhere called COMPUTER CODES FOR GRAMMYS. Until I find it, I’m grateful for the advice that Google offers. Google has obliged me by helping me with my bolding and italicizing. It also has made me aware that I’m not the only one to be distressed by the difficulty in centering titles. In fact, it seems so cumbersome that I’m practically resigned to having titles hug the left margin. God willing, by the time of my next post, Google (or someone) will have taught me how to write a link that actually works. I know how to do it in my e-mail but it doesn’t seem to apply in a blog.
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