Friday, March 26, 2010

This is How I Lived to Such a Ripe Old Age

My life's philosophy is simple.
I just put one root in front of the other.
I limber up and exercise whenever the wind blows.
I get my bark washed every time it rains.
I change my leaves every year between fall and spring.
I donate sap to the Green Cross every winter.
I've always been kind to woodpeckers.
And press on flesh, it's been a good life.

Romero Remembered - Close Encounters with a Martyr

An account of the then American Ambassador's one encounter with Archbishop Oscar Romero.

About All of the Martyrs of El Salvador.

More on the Four American Church Women.

More on the 1989 assassinations of 6 Jesuits, their cook and her daughter.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

From The Economist: The Worldwide Genocide of Baby Girls

Two provocative articles from The Economist, dated March 4, 2010.

The Worldwide War on Baby Girls. Technology, declaring fertility and ancient prejudice are combining to unbalance societies.

Gendercide.  Killed aborted or neglected, at least 100m girls have disappeared--and the number is rising.

The above articles speak for themselves.