Thursday, March 31, 2005

Godspeed Specialist Francisco G. Martinez

I urge you to read Gina Cavallaro's article and BlackFive's note regarding Spc Martinez.

It's easy to demonize the military. It's easy to be an armchair commander. It's easy to miss the humanity of each individual soldier. But it's not easy to see a friend die.

Paco's Final Farewell is a dignified look at a man's grief for his son.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Maundy - What You Didn't Know

I'd like to share an article by Dr. James C. Denison, Senior Pastor, Park Cities Baptist Church. I had no idea until I read the article, what "Maundy Thursday" was about.

To make a long story short, maundy is derived from the Latin word for mandated. So "Maundy Thursday" is "Thursday of the Mandate." But what mandate are we talking about? This was the night of the last supper. This night began with Jesus doing something so menial that no Jewish slave would ever be required to do it - washing someone else's feet.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Black History Month Flap

Here's a little tidbit that I saw over on Tongue Tied. Seems a student at a Chicago high school has started to wonder why Black History Month is shoved down her throat every year (for an entire month). The student even went so far as to wonder if it is racism against whites? As the school newspaper printed the article as an opinion piece, the journalism teacher is now in hot water. The administration is doing its best to tell everyone who will listen that the author is "misguided" and that "all students need diversity and sensitivity training."

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Women and "Influencers"

I want to point out three interesting articles and I've written a short piece on the last one.

Here's a link to a very interesting article that completely debunks the whole "Women aren't paid the same as men" theme so prevalent in the feminist mantra.

I've also been reading a very real young author, trying to grok, she puts down in words what young military wives have felt for centuries as their men go off to war, and more importantly, as their men come home.

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