Category: Commentary

Where I was on 9/11


photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. Julien Menichini

This week, so much has been written about 9/11. So many documentaries and television specials have aired. I haven’t really watched any of it, nor have I read the articles. It’s not that I don’t care about what happened a decade ago. I care a great deal. Like all other Americans who remember that day, September 11, 2001 left an indelible mark on me. But I don’t need a documentary to remember what happened. It’s a day about which I constantly think.

Could Bauserman make Buckeye fans forget Pryor?


2011 Buckeye season.
Game 1 – Akron

People were ready to hand the reigns over to Braxton Miller. “Bauserman is terrible,” some argued, “Let’s get this new star quarterback under center.” In Bauserman’s first start as quarterback since he was a high school student in 2003, the former minor league baseball player looked solid in the Buckeye’s season opener.

AA and Atheism


I read an interesting piece on the CNN Belief Blog today about Atheism and Alcoholic’s Anonymous written by Marya Hornbacher. She does give the AA program credit for helping her attain sobriety, but she also sites that the way in which religious principles influence the organization:

But if you are of an atheistic or strongly agnostic mindset, chances are you’ll walk into a meeting, see the steps hanging on the wall and want to scream, laugh or walk back out.

Qualms With Gender Selection – a Pro-Choice Paradox

Note: this post discusses what I see as a logical paradox in the current debate about abortion as a means of gender selection. Pro-choice advocates who are of a utilitarian persuasion may disagree. This is more aimed towards pro choice libertarians. Full disclosure: I am personally pro life.