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January 1, 1970 Archives

School Daze

posted by awelborn

Trying to place the children… An estimated 170,000 public school students in Louisiana and Mississippi have been displaced from their schools because of hurricane damage. School districts in areas at the edge of the storm report being deluged with requests […]

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Stay Home!

posted by awelborn

Are you starting to change your driving habits? Going to stay home this weekend instead of a trip you’d planned? Getting serious about carpooling? Personally, I’m pushing for the expansion of the  tele-commuting revolution. Why should, say, an editor have […]

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A year ago…

posted by awelborn

September 1, 2004 , a 3-day siege began at a school in Beslan, Russia: Stepping through the blackened shell of Beslan School No. 1, thousands of people were shown on television as they carried roses and candles into the gymnasium […]

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Covering the Coverage

posted by awelborn

Because for most of us, this whole experience is mediated through the, uh..media, it’s interesting to look at what they’re saying about it and how they’re presenting it. A good digest is the TVNewser Earlier this week, NBC’s Brian Williams […]

Looking backwards

posted by awelborn

An interesting little piece from the WSJ on what the homeschoolers – both religious and secular – are reading.

But who made my bootstraps?

posted by awelborn

Pulled from a 100+ comment thread below, the story of Sherry Weddell, of the wonderful Catherine of Siena Institute: Since I seem to be the only commenter here who has experienced losing everything in a major hurricane, let me explain […]

Political Bickering?

posted by awelborn

On almost every thread here and elsewhere, there are political arguments trying to be born, and, at the same time others clucking at those same arguments. "This isn’t the time," they say. Well, for sure it’s not the time for […]

From the Quarter

posted by awelborn

A physician has set up a clinic in the Ritz-Carlton on Canal Street: an email from Tuesday: The health care situation here has dramatically worsened overnight. Many people in the hotel are elderly and small children. Many other guests have […]

Among those needing help getting out…

posted by awelborn

Retired Archbishop Hannan (scroll down to #4610) – hat tip Jimmy Mac Pray for all of those still needing rescue, and there a shocking number in that situation…

Off the Cuff

posted by awelborn

In his August 19 address in Cologne to representatives of the Orthodox and Protestant churches, the Pope ad-libbed quite a bit, doubling his text in the process. It’s quite interesting. Go read.

September is…

posted by awelborn

…the month of Our Lady of Sorrows. Michael reflects.

A Catholic Temperment

posted by awelborn

On John Roberts in NRO: So where should we look, to get a glimpse of what a Justice Roberts would be like on the Court? I would suggest that part of answer lies in his Catholicism. Described as a "devout" […]

Comfort

posted by awelborn

What churches are doing in Baton Rouge

CNN reporting…

posted by awelborn

Jim Spellman is amid thousands of people on the streets of New Orleans. He says it is despair, it is chaos, and there is NOT A LAW ENFORCEMENT OR MILITARY FIGURE in sight. There is no information – people have […]

Schorr on Katrina’s Design:

posted by awelborn

From yesterday’s All Things Considered. What’s your response? Into the long-running argument about creationism vs. evolution, there’s lately been added a new catchphrase, a version of creationism called intelligent design. President Bush has staked out a non-position on the subject, […]

Blogging for Relief

posted by awelborn

Today, nearly 700 bloggers are taking up the charge and raising funds for relief, coordinated by N.Z. Bear . My charity of choice is Catholic Charities, but there’s not a one on the list that’s not worthy. We’ll also be […]

One more time on Houston

posted by awelborn

In case you missed it, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is gearing up to help the displaced persons from New Orleans. They’re accepting in-kind donations. Here’s a  press release from the Archdiocese on what they’re doing Here’s the […]

Peggy Noonan takes stock

posted by awelborn

..in her Thursday WSJ column: President Bush. The political subtext: Does he understand that what has happened in our gulf is as important as what is happening in the other gulf? Does he know in his gut that the existence […]

Shifting Sees

posted by awelborn

Archbishop Hughes, now in Baton Rouge Oh, and here’s the Jesus finger story I’ve been sent several times today. It did nothing but tick me off. Frankly, I have no patience for this stuff. Jesus flicked his finger and shifted […]

NYTimes frets

posted by awelborn

Editorial decries a young girl getting married and having a baby at 14 in Kansas. When’s the last time the NYTimes worried about 14-year old girls having sex outside  of marriage? (For the record, I think both are crazy and […]

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I don't know about you, but one of effects of childbirth on me was a compulsion to spill the details. All of them.The whole thing was fascinating to me, so of course I assumed everyone else should be fascinated as well in the recounting of every ...

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