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Entries from February 2004

Women in The Passion of the Christ

February 28th, 2004 · 1 Comment

I didn’t want to go. My head ached. My stomach ached. I told Ted that I would rather go into labor than go to the movie. I’d read many reviews. Previews. All kinds of commentary. Weeks ago. Months ago. Blog posts. Newspaper pieces. Emails forwarded from friends. The thought of spending two hours watching blood, [...]

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Tags: faith

the cross on her forehead

February 27th, 2004 · Comments Off

On Wednesday while walking into Safeway and grabbing a cart, I saw a woman at the check-out buying her groceries. There was something on her forehead that seemed unusual, and it took me a moment to realize what it was. I didn’t grow up going to church on Ash Wednesday and I think perhaps this [...]

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Tags: news

It’s not enough for Mommy and Daddy to say it

February 27th, 2004 · 1 Comment

On NPR’s All Things Considered earlier this week I heard a report on childhood obesity caused not by television watching itself, but by the commercials for sugary foods. Children Targeted in Junk-Food Ads : A Kaiser Family Foundation report says media messages promoting high-fat and sugary snacks to children now dominate television advertising, which just [...]

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Tags: news

what are they hearing

February 27th, 2004 · Comments Off

It’s Friday afternoon. A sunny Friday afternoon. I think maybe I hear the ice cream man. Or is it the Old Mac Donald book. I have a headache. After an intense week. The girls have known all day that Grandma Is Coming Tonight. I can go into Cattle Herder Mode and try to make us [...]

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Tags: family

Disturbing thoughts on social software for children

February 25th, 2004 · Comments Off

The other night I had a hard time going to sleep. Much on my mind. Too many vivid images. One disturbing thought came from Tania’s blog. That night she had posted about a television movie She’s Too Young where 14 year olds gave each other syphilis and chatted on-line away from their parents. I’ve written [...]

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Tags: geek