Daily Archives: May 14, 2012

The Desperate Housewives Finale

Here are some thoughts about the Desperate Housewives finale. 1.  Bree’s murder trial was wrapped up quickly and neatly, as Karen McCluskey (who doesn’t have long to live) stepped forward and took the blame for killing Gaby’s abusive step-father.  Was … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich’s Lessons Learned the Hard Way 1

I started Newt Gingrich’s 1998 book, Lessons Learned the Hard Way, which is about Newt’s tenure as Speaker of the House.  I have two items. 1.  On pages 9-10, Newt discusses the National Endowment for the Arts.  He states: “Nor … Continue reading

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Pluralism

I finished Joseph Telushkin’s A Code of Jewish Ethics, Volume 2: Love Your Neighbor As Yourself.  I have three items: 1.  On page 434, Telushkin states: “One upshot of Rabbi Meir’s teaching is that parents should not try to make … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Pluralism, Political Philosophy, Politics, Religion