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The Westboro Baptist Church forgets that God is love

Here’s a shout-out to the students, parents, staff and supporters of Gunn High School in Palo Alto, CA for protesting the demonstration by the members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church. These insensitive, hateful people had the nerve to tell the Gunn...

The Obameter tracks Obama's promises

As you consider tonight’s State of the Union speech, you might want to refer back to the Obameter at PolitiFact. This service of the St. Petersburg Times tracks which of President Obama’s more than 500 promises have been kept, broken, stalled or...

What can/can't you live without?

In 1985, I was perfectly happy living in an 8′ x 12′ concrete-walled dorm room. I was thrilled to have a single in a dorm full of wonderful people. I didn’t care that the bathroom was down the hall, or that I didn’t own a car. I had a decent...

Food, Inc., TwoFoods and GoodBelly make me eat better

Ever since I watched Food, Inc., I’ve been much more picky about the food I buy and eat. I was somewhat careful before, but now my eyes have been opened to food processing practices I had never even imagined. The movie is not for the faint of heart: it shows how...