New Year’s Resolutions

“Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle.” -Eric Zorn These aren’t all resolutions per se. Some are things I want to accomplish or things I plan to do. But it will be nice to have a list … [Read more…]

Book Club – January

“…Fight club exists only when fight club begins and when it ends.” -Tyler Durden December’s Book Club posting can be found here. Next month, we’re reading A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. It will be hosted by Nelly Gwynne over at Merda D’Artista. Discussion will occur on January 29th, 2010. So … [Read more…]

The Closet Christian

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” -Harvey Firestone From Salon.com comes this article about a woman, Ada Calhoun, who is a self-described “closeted Christian.” In the subheading, she says that she’s closeted because in her circle “nothing is … [Read more…]

Book Club – E. J. Graff’s What Is Marriage For?

“Marriage is like the army. Everybody complains, but you’d be surprised at how many re-enlist.” I actually bought this book with Brit in the Harvard bookstore a few years ago and never got around to reading until lately. I should have read it much earlier. I think Graff does a fantastic job outlining the course … [Read more…]