Category Archives: Abstinence

Rick Santorum’s It Takes a Family 4

Here are some items from my latest reading of Rick Santorum’s It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good. 1.  Santorum does not support passing out condoms to teens in school, for he thinks that sends out a message … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum’s It Takes a Family 3

There was a lot of good stuff in my latest reading of Rick Santorum’s It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good.  Here are two items: 1.  On Page 62, Santorum says: “…in many states, convicted felons can never … Continue reading

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Tenacious Dickens; Good on Paper; Adoption; Elephants; Church Tradition; Tithed; True Church

1.  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, page 187: The praise, the recognition that he received by getting one story in print, changed his whole career, for if it hadn’t been for that encouragement, he might have … Continue reading

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Abstinence Teacher, Death Penalty

I’m taking books back to the library tomorrow, so I want to make some last minute comments about them. 1. Source: Tom Perrota, The Abstinence Teacher (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2007). For more information, see Hard-Headed Practical Wisdom. Ruth … Continue reading

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Hard-Headed Practical Wisdom

Source: Tom Perrota, The Abstinence Teacher (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2007) 106, 141. On and off for the next few days, I’ll be commenting on my favorite passages from this book. Its author looks so familiar to me, but … Continue reading

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Eli Stone: Turning a Motif On Its Head

I know it’s late, but I want to comment on the season finale of Eli Stone. One of the subplots went like this: Toby from The West Wing (only, here, his name wasn’t “Toby”) came to Eli and wanted his … Continue reading

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Is TV Getting More Liberal?

I suppose that television has always been rather liberal. Dallas, for example, presented rich capitalists as a conniving bunch of people. On Thursday night, however, I felt that the liberalism got more blatant. I watch Eli Stone on Thursday nights. … Continue reading

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