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Posted on the Mar 13, 2013 by Lawrence Lanoff
Many people, including the Catholic Church, believe that the highest form of human evolution is the transcendence of sex in the form of celibacy. But as Church sex scandals abound, the question we...
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Posted on the Mar 08, 2013 by Carlin Ross
Nuseta Sivac was imprisoned and raped during the Bosnian war (1992-1995).  After the war ended, Nuseta started interviewing women and collecting their stories.  She realized that she wasn't...
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Posted on the Mar 07, 2013 by Carlin Ross
This is a photograph by renowned French photographer Laure Albin Guillot (1879-1962) - it's currently on exhibition at the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris. This week the museum's facebook page was...
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Posted on the Mar 06, 2013 by Carlin Ross
I know...it's a beauty paegant but I can't help but feel hopeful that things are changing when they crown the first woman of color Miss Israel. Yityish Aynaw is 21 years old and a former army officer...
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Posted on the Mar 04, 2013 by Carlin Ross
Teri James worked at a Christian school in California and was fired because she was 30, unmarried and pregnant.  Apparently, when she signed her employment agreement she agreed not to engage in...
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Posted on the Feb 19, 2013 by Carlin Ross
I found this image on facebook and was captivated.  I never saw Snow White as this helpless woman cooking and cleaning for the dwarves...waiting for her Prince. Snow White had game.  She...
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Posted on the Feb 19, 2013 by Carlin Ross
Sinead O'Connor is one of my all time favorite artists.  Her music spoke to me...her eyes spoke to me...her contempt for organized religion spoke to me.  I remember watching her SNL...
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Posted on the Feb 18, 2013 by Betty Dodson
This is an email exchange between one of our bloggers and me. He asked about how my brother Dick was doing since he was diagnosed with lung cancer. BD: It looks like I'll be in Wichita the end of...
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Posted on the Feb 18, 2013 by Anonymous
With the first resignation of a pope in six centuries, a huge energy block has been moved out of the way of human relationships. For its entire history, the Roman Catholic Church has set the rules...
Posted on the Feb 15, 2013 by Carlin Ross
I want Elizabeth Warren to be our next president.  My favorite line from her SEC smackdown, "there are district attorneys and US attorneys who are out there every day squeezing every day...
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Posted on the Feb 14, 2013 by Dr. Lulu
Those Victorians sure had their symbolism down....
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Posted on the Feb 11, 2013 by Carlin Ross
The big story today is that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning (abdicating in my book).  Betty watched a new HBO documentary Mea Maxima Culpa about sexual abuse in the church and urged me to watch...
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Posted on the Feb 06, 2013 by Carlin Ross
I miss Aaron Schwartz.  In this interview, he explains how the internet undermines entrenched media power structures: Betty always says how the internet was the first place she wasn't censored...
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Posted on the Jan 28, 2013 by Carlin Ross
I was at a no-shoes dinner party this weekend and ended up barefoot (my socks were wet from walking in dog bowl water).  Several people complimented me on my feet.  My secret: I only wear...
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Posted on the Jan 19, 2013 by Carlin Ross
Bishop Larry Trotter posted this picture of himself with his granddaughter on Instagram and started a social media uproar. Comments poured in about his "disgusting" behavior alluding to some sort of...
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