Was George Washington brilliant or lucky?
All right, there’s not actually any way I can pass off this styrofoam replica of a golden fertility idol
meant to resemble this one from Raiders of the Lost Ark
as remotely suitable for an All Saints’ Day party. It does hold special meaning for me, though, because as I studied the above photo intently while jabbing at a ball of styrofoam with a spoon, I noted the exact moment when I began to freak out about giving birth. (Yes, I censored the model I made, for reasons other than running out of styrofoam. It’s for my 7-year old son, who asks enough questions as it is.)
Here’s a tip for you: it’s harder than you’d think to make a golden idol out of styrofoam, tin foil, spray paint, duct tape, and a spoon. But the boy is happy.
Aw, nuts. It’s our fourteenth wedding anniversary, I can’t find the wedding album to scan a picture in, and all the things I keep saying keep sounding stupid.
I love you, Damien, and I always will. (There, that sounded okay.)
Today you can see my interview with Sean Finnegan, director of the award-winning documentary Out Of the Darkness.
The film wasn’t what I expected: they didn’t try to make it interesting by showing censored or fleeting images of porn; and it wasn’t a tirade or a doom-and-gloom litany of devastating statistics. Instead, it shows the human side of pornography, with interviews with a former porn star and a former porn addict, among others. Good stuff, keeps your attention. I would especially recommend it for youth groups and men’s groups, or for anyone who thinks porn is kind of no big deal.
In general, when you’re going to make a list, there should be at least ten elements. Or, if you are in a hurry, five is respectable.
Two, however, is just pathetic. I gotta start going to bed earlier. Maybe in the mean time, you can head over to the Register and give some examples of the falsest statements you’ve ever heard. There must be more than two!
Today’s post at the Register: C. S. Lewis to the rescue again!
Which reminds me: if you haven’t read The Screwtape Letters, you should! More startling and helpful ideas about how the human soul works than you can shake a stick at, and so entertaining and accessible. It ought to be required reading for confirmation classes.