Thursday, September 25, 2008


I hate politics. Really, I do.

But tonight I picked up the latest issue of Newsweek magazine and started reading an article about Sarah Palin. I was typically disinterested until I got to the point where the author went into very specific theological ripping at Ms. Palin's religious views. At that point, I looked at who the author was, and then heaved a "Oh, that explains it." At least the article was labeled "opinion," but wow, is that guy hateful of Christians.

Unintended Consequences

I read a mission magazine yesterday that mentioned--this was probably a politically incorrect thing to say--that one of the effects of China's one-child-only policy is that now many young adults are spoiled brats, having been doted upon by parents and grandparents all through their young lives. The implication was that the divorce rate was skyrocketing because they don't know how to get along with their peers and are used to being the center of the universe.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Trip to the Big City

No, not Dallas. This time it was Ft. Worth. I drove Rachel for some PD in north Ft. Worth (no, friends, PD does not stand for Partnership Development; it stands for Professional Development). I passed some of the three hours at a park reading a book, the weather was just lovely. At one point I tried to find a fast-food place to get something to drink and found myself with only pawn shops, cash stores, and tattoo parlors around. Finally, I found a Jack-in-the-box. And while I don't especially like being the taxi, at least I get reimbursed for my trouble!

These PD sessions are required by R's new job, and they will enable her to renew her teaching certificate, at their expense, not hers. Today she deposited her first paycheck and declared, "Now I have money, but no time to spend it." Such is life. :-)