The author cites “the deliberate introduction of addictive additives into commercial bakery products” as one of the major causes of the food addiction she observed in her housemates.
The author lists some of the practices she has established to ensure that she lives a moral life in an impersonal consumer-driven society.
Am I, as a citizen of the United States of America, culpable in the excesses of Amero-globalism even though I feel utterly impotent to effect any change? It is a moral question which I have long debated personally, which has caused me many sleepless nights due to the gnawing of conscience. I don’t have any thrilling answers, but I have come up with some constructions which give me some peace of mind.
These two lethal viral diseases, one rapidly fatal and one progressing slowly over a period of years, occur in animal populations in the same area of central Africa and have presumably entered the human population multiple times during the mllennia since humans appeared on earth. This article argues that the presence of a highly virulent disease like Ebola prevents establishment of HIV in populations by removing immunocompromised individuals before they can infect others.
If anyone had told me, a decade ago, that I would find such satisfaction and pleasure from singing old hymns liberally laced with gloom and doom and Hellfire, I would probably have been incredulous.
The Second Earl of Liverpool is again asked to comment on a contemporary legal issue. This time it’s the introduction of a videotaped confession (in this case, a confession of murder) as evidence in court.
The recent suicide of an apparently mentally normal acquaintance moved the author to speculate on how the presumption of insanity in cases of suicide, once a type of legal defense, has become a cultural assumption.
A voice from the past sounds off on contemporary social and political issues, in particular the question of whether or not to abolish the death penalty in Oregon.
I am – notoriously – a critical thinker. My immediate reaction when solemnly presented with an allegedly true piece of information or self-proclaimed informed and authoritative opinion is to look for internal clues that all is not what it seems and to consult my own experience, and independent sources, for corroboration or dissent. This is […]
The contrast between homeless people living in makeshift plastic-covered huts in a church parking lot and a recent boom in building expensive apartments for students in Eugene, Oregon prompts the author to reflect on how growing inequity in income and access to the basic necessities of life has reached a morally unacceptable level in America.