"You Shouldn't Have Been Born, Caleb Jones" is a powerful article written by a young man with cystic fibrosis. It's his perspective on prenatal testing and the subsequent offering of abortions to mothers who have children diagnosed with conditions like his. He points out:
With prenatal testing, nearly ninety percent fewer souls are brought into the world with Down’s syndrome today, but none of them were cured.
". . . but none of them were cured." Wow. That's powerful. And as a mother who was - oh so subtly, a mere "you do want to continue this pregnancy, don't you?" - offered abortion for two of her children, children dearer than my own life, this article really resonates with me. I encourage you to take a look at it.
Anne Kennedy writes about having lots of kids. As always, it's a good read. An excerpt:
Whereas with one child, you don't really have to say anything out loud or formalize anything, its just you and the kid, what could possibly go wrong (heh), but with FIVE children one needs institutions to keep oneself afloat. These institutions further allow one to impress the world.
Not that I have any desire to go raw, but I've really been enjoying the blog Living Healthy in the Real World, because the author, Sagan, keeps trying such interesting things! She's just started a one-month experiment in eating raw, and I'm looking forward to reading how it goes. (She also isn't convinced it's a wonderful idea, but doesn't want to knock it till she's tried it - I'm curious to see how it goes!)
Good gravy. Not that I ever like thinking too hard about prison, but this workout sounds amazing. I'd try the descending burpees right now, except that I'm pretty burned out with the push-ups and pull-ups.
If you, like me, are still contemplating your New Year's Revisions, try this post about "making time". Best part is at the very end: "Ruthlessly trim your virtual itinerary."
Finally, this made me smile. There's some objectionable language in the post, but it explains the context for the video. Some folks were stuck at an airport, and everyone was in a bad mood, when a young man started tuning up his guitar, and got everyone singing. If you need something to make you smile, this is it.
peace of Christ to you,