Tell me have you ever had a phone call from your wife out of the blue stating that the house has to be organized because 16 total strangers from thousands of miles away are coming for Christmas Dinner when you were only going to have the 4 of your family before? Until 30 minutes ago … Continue reading Life is full of surprises
My review of Fletcher Pratt's masterpiece Preble's Boys long out of print but now available again in paperback is up at Amazon here. Trust me on this one, buy it.
My review of Noel Mostert's The Line Upon a Wind is now up at Amazon here. I have always found the subject of fighting sail incredibly interesting, and despite the best efforts of this book I still do.
Can someone explain the wisdom of this: Oddly enough, the FAQ page at the Saddleback Church that contained their policy statements on dinosaurs, evolution, and homosexuality (among other subjects) has suddenly been wiped clean: Saddleback Church: Small Group Information. As a Catholic my belief set doesn't match Pastor Warren's but c'mon. You either believe what … Continue reading Saddleback Whitewashing
Thinking about the two big stories in the last 24 hours it occurs to me that a lot of the fuss in a bit odd. First on Emanuel. The president elect has rightly taken quite a few hits on the amazing bungling he has achieved on this. It seems to me however that it would … Continue reading Kennedy & Emanuel: no surprises but no common sense