Leo Bakx from Denmark, WA, Australia writes:
Your blog post on the Denmark Cartoon Incident piqued my interest as I live in Denmark (the place in Western Australia, LOL!). Well, the whole thing with the religious aspects of the matter and the controversy between Islam and Christianity/Judaism is intriguing. And I’m very interested in [...]
Thirty years ago, fresh out of graduate school and still bent on pursuing a career as if not a great writer at least a competent journalist, I took a job on the Sunday magazine of the Arizona Republic, the major daily newspaper in the state. I did so with considerable trepidation, since the publication was [...]
On April 27, 1777, John Adams wrote this in a letter to wife, Abigail:
“I think that models in gold, silver and copper ought to be struck in commemoration of the shocking cruelties, the brutal barbarities, and the diabolical impieties of this war; and these should be contrasted with kindness, tenderness, humanity and philanthropy which have [...]
Channel-surfing the other night while letting more vital parts of my mind recover from the cant and Kant of reading philosophy for much of the day, I happened to land in the middle of an MSNBC Investigates episode. And promptly witnessed one of the strangest scenes I’ve ever seen on video.
A guard in California’s dismal [...]
I seek to break the news gently but if there is someone in my seminars of a somewhat fundamentalist Christian streak, it is invariably disconcerting when it gets revealed that the two brains that intrigue me most in history are those of Shakespeare and Jesus Christ, in that order.
Neither choice is by any means unique, [...]