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Murder in Progress

  /   Tuesday, February 22, 2005   /   Comments(0)

From what I have read lately, today will indeed be a sad day in history. The death clock for Terri Schiavo is starting again. In fact, it’s my understanding that, barring any intervention, it will have already started. Not even the most notorious of criminals in the country are condemned to death by starvation, but a woman whose only “crime” is that she is disabled will have her feeding tube removed and be slowly starved to death.

There are so many holes in this case that it is difficult to imagine why anything but ideology would lead some judge to make a decision leading to her death. No advance directive has ever been documented to have been produced stating Schiavo wanted to die. Her husband has the prospect of an inheritance upon her death and has been reported in some news sources to be living with another woman. It’s hard to fathom why these conflicts of interest are not brought to light.

However, regardless of Terri’s responsiveness or her husband’s conflicts of interest, the fact is that we are not the ones who determine whether or not life is “worth living.” From a purely natural perspective, where would this stop? It’s often cheaper and easier to kill someone than to try to help him/her. However, there’s more. Life is a gift from God, and it is not for us to determine it’s value. Those who try will have to stand before Almighty God.

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Bought the Treo

  /   Tuesday, February 15, 2005   /   Comments(0)

In case anyone was wondering, yes, I did buy the Treo for Cingular. It works much better than the Sprint version did. I have already placed three calls to my family, and it worked fine. It also connects very quickly to my e-mail. I’m liking it so far, but I must admit it seems a bit fragile. I much prefer it to a BlackBerry because I have my Pocket Quicken and drug references on it.

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Tempted by the Treo (Again)

  /   Sunday, February 06, 2005   /   Comments(0)

I just learned that Cingular has the Palm Treo 650 now for their service. The Cnet review that I read suggests that there is better call quality than with Sprint (where I had so much trouble). I’m really tempted to get it even though I’m now blogging from my Pocket PC.

I don’t know if I will or not. It doesn’t have much memory. On the other hand, I find that the Bluetooth connections to my PDAs break down after a few tries. Also, I’m not sure how sturdy the device is.

However, I had a lot of fun with it while I had it. If it makes good calls, it could be very handy. Then again, I’ve just discovered voice-dialing on my current phone.

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Musical Mass Gripes

  /   Sunday, February 06, 2005   /   Comments(0)

Today we had our annual Scout Mass at my parish. It’s a bit crowded, but it is only once a year. It came complete with chilren’s choir.

Well, the children were great, but every single song they had to sing was one of those self-congratulatory songs that I refuse to sing when they come up. Here is what we had to sing:

Gather Us In
We Are the Light of the World
One Bread, One Body
They Will Know We Are Christians by Our Love

What does this say to the children who could be using this experience to praise God?

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National Bubble Wrap Day

  /   Tuesday, February 01, 2005   /   Comments(0)

According to an e-mail that I got at work, today is National Bubble Wrap Day. Come on, let’s all celebrate!

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