Ode to Penn

Penn Jillette, magician and avowed atheist, actually does seem to understand what the papacy means more than most commentators I’ve seen on TV. “Well, I think I may be somebody who believes in the Pope’s position more than most Catholics. I really take people at their word. And it seems like all of the cynicism and all of the – More …

Day 26: Still No Sign of Civilization

Ok, it was just two days without electricity, but that’s what it felt like. The dark and quiet that comes with a power outage is a different kind of dark and quiet–a primeval kind of dark and quiet that makes you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere at the dawn of time. It also is almost the More …