Are We Too Enlightened for Thanksgiving?

Last week, William Newton wrote about being thankful, and pondered who people are thankful to when we sit at the table every year for turkey and the trimmings. It got me thinking about Thanksgiving in general, and how we are approaching it in our culture today: With the upcoming American celebration of Thanksgiving, marked by…

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Living Down to Expectations

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a link to a story on CNN.com that discussed the abysmal literacy rates for college athletes in both public and private universities. Based on data from those requests and dozens of interviews, a CNN investigation revealed that most schools have between 7% and 18% of revenue sport athletes…

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Protected Sex

via First Things: Heck, let’s go out on a limb here and point out that none of these women seems to have a stable relationship with a man that has stood the test of time. So, “protected” sex doesn’t seem to do much for women in terms of encouraging long term commitments from men, and…

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Coarsening of Our Children

Speaking of playing at the park, since when has it been acceptable for eight year olds to say “crap” and “damn”? ‘Cuz that was part of the vocabulary of the boy at the park. And Little Girl told me she was worried because the son of a friend says “crap” and when she tried to…

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