Monthly archives: January, 2012

Culture and the Bible

“It rains on the just and the unjust alike. What do you think that means?” “Oh, teacher! It means good things happen to both good and bad people.”   That was an exchange I had with my class in Yemen. The saying is from the Bible (I can’t remember where in there) and my first …

Photography? (Maybe)

I’ve been following the Facebook page dedicated to former employees of Penn Camera and participating in the nostalgia. People are digging out old pictures and we’re all remembering what it used to be like. It got me thinking about photography again. I haven’t been shooting much in years. I brought back a smattering of old …

Child Labor

I cringe whenever I read about child labor laws. Western, prosperous countries have a real aversion to the thought of child laborers and anew quick to denounce and to combat it. Every time another concession is reached to limit child labor the success is trumpeted and progress is seen to have been made. Funnily enough, …

An honest defense for voting for Obama

Glenn Greenwald hits one out of the park when describing the relative shortcomings of the two more “liberal” candidates in this year’s presidential running, he gives what he calls an honest, candid, and rational way for a democrat to defend voting for Obama. Yes, I’m willing to continue to have Muslim children slaughtered by covert …