Tag Archives: Two thousand eight

What heaven sounds like

Take ten minutes and listen to this motet by Thomas Tallis. Forty voices, no instruments. The words are below in Latin, and begin with “I have never put my hope in another, God of Israel”. Nice moments at 2:14, 2:33, … Continue reading

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Gender dyslexia

I’m sure everyone has heard the story about the “man” who is pregnant, so I’ll not reiterate it here (it was on Oprah yesterday. Shut up! I was sick on the couch. It was either Miss Thang or Montel Williams. In retrospect, stabbing … Continue reading

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To bris or not to bris, part 2

What shall I talk about today? Oh, yeah! How about penii and sharp tools? I had a conversation yesterday with one of my friends (Hey, E!) about circumcision. As a subject very infrequently mentioned in my circles, it was a … Continue reading

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Incensed with incense, or, the Latino Catholic in America

Being what the Catholic church calls a  “mixed couple”, R (Catholic) and I (Protestant) split our time between two churches. This weekend is, as you can imagine, quite the juggling act (as any mixed marriage would be)- Maundy Thursday in his, … Continue reading

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Maundy on my mind

The partially shaven cat my sister brought home from the vet. Imagine a cat with no pants on and you’ve basically got the image. The large, veiled Muslim computer whiz here at work who wears Adidas and floats around the lab. … Continue reading

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