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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Nuclear Fearmongering

September 27, 2009 - atomic If Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were your teenage son, he’d surely be grounded for the rest of the year for his, “Make me!” taunt this morning in response to the demands of the U.S. and allies that Iran cease and desist developing … Continue reading
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Monday Night Lights

September 22, 2009 - nite game (Small) Playing at night under the klieg lights of Gallaudet’s splendid new astroturf field, Trinity’s Soccer team mounted a valiant effort last night, losing to Gallaudet by the slimmest of margins 1-0.   But as I watched our students deftly maneuver the… Continue reading
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Rejecting Racism

September 20, 2009 - President Obama has firmly rejected the idea that racism …is what’s fueling opposition to his health care reform plans.  Politically and pragmatically, he’s smart to do so.  He wants the debate to be about the ideas in the health care Continue reading
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Blowin' In The Wind

September 17, 2009 - Acoustic-03-june Growing up Catholic in the 1960′s was a time of stunning revolution in the rituals and (no pun intended) habits of our very special parochial culture.   In the heady days of Vatican II (aggiornamento!), Catholic schoolchildren went from watching the… Continue reading
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Tennis Rules

September 13, 2009 - tennis Hmm.  Maybe we should apply Tennis Rules to Joint Sessions of Congress.   Yesterday, Tennis Superstar Serena Williams …learned the hard way that you can’t just go shouting out whatever you darn well please when you’re playing by U.S. Tennis Rules.   Continue reading
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My Opponent, My Enemy

September 12, 2009 - k2152256 Washington Post Columnist Colbert King is right on… when he says in today’s column that so much of the current political discourse has crossed the line between disagreeing with a political opponent to attacking the opponent as the enemy.   This Continue reading
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Still Choking on the Toxic Dust

September 11, 2009 - ribbon1 September 11 again… inevitably, inexorably, the calendar turns to this fateful, sorrowful date.  The nation that awoke at dawn eight years ago on September 11 was a country at peace with most of the civilized world, comfortable at the apex… Continue reading
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Cardinal Sean and the Catholic Conundrum

September 7, 2009 - CardinalHeadshot-blue-sm Sean Cardinal O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, (photo above from is one of the great Church leaders of our time, a strong advocate for Church teachings.   So, why is Cardinal O’Malley getting grilled, sliced & diced… in some Continue reading
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Midnight at the Deadwood Cafe

September 5, 2009 - bowling-07 Slouching toward midnight at the Deadwood Cafe….   Lukewarm pizza and tepid beer.   Catching up on the day’s Washington Post on my trusty netbook while listening to the thunderous roll of marble balls ending in the shattering hollow clatter of Continue reading
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