Saturday, March 20, 2010

Following Tom Bodett on Twitter

I'm not a big Twitter person, by which I mean I don't tweet very often, and most the people I follow are political commentators, which tells me a little about the controversies that are raging.

But I also follow several funny people, because I love starting my day with laughter. And this morning there were 2 laugh-prompting tweets from Tom Bodett:

"Am going to put away the sleds and snow shovels today. Keep your eyes peeled for news of Historic New England Spring Blizzard."

"I will leave one muddy mitten in the perennial beds as a sacrifice to the snow gods. Also because it's disgusting."

You'll find him on Twitter as TomBodett.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Conservative Christians love to say the the word "truth" . . .

. . . but when it comes to being truthful they often aren't.

The Florida Family Policy Council, a conservative Christian group, switched photos when they wanted to send out an alert about a lesbian couple wanting to adopt a child.

Look at the difference between these photos!!

So much for truth.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Andrew Sullivan on the Pope's complicity

Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish blog on the Pope's complicity in priest sexual abuse in Germany.

How is the Pope Different from Cardinal Law?

Excerpt: "If this person headed a secular organization, or if he were a politician, he would be forced to resign. Why are the standards for the Catholic church so much lower on tolerance of child abuse than the rest of society? On what grounds can this Pope reprimand bishops and priests in Ireland or the US when he seems deeply entangled in the same kind of cover-ups himself?

"When, in other words, will the real victims come first? And moral responsibility meaningfully taken?"

Monday, March 8, 2010

Friends win an Oscar

While living in Boulder, I got to know (a little) a fun and graceful woman named Viki Psihoyos and attended an evening of dance in the studio behind her home.

Viki's husband Louie is the director of the The Cove, which won the Oscar for Best Documentary last night. The film has also stirred controversy in Japan.

I haven't seen the film yet, was pleased to find it easily available on Netflix.