Entries from March 2009

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Obama, Benefits to Partners of Federal Employees

The New York Times reports today Obama Is on the Spot as Rulings Aid Gay Partners: “Just seven weeks into office, President Obama is being forced to confront one of the most sensitive social and political issues of the day: whether the government must provide health insurance benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees.” Every […]

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Sheldon Kopp’s Eschatological Laundry List

In the late 1970s, Sheldon Kopp’s If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him! influenced my own work of cultivation.¬† Kopp, a psychotherapist who died in 1999, ended that book with an “Eschatological Laundry List”: 1. This is it! 2. There are no hidden meanings. 3. You can’t get there from here, and […]

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Republican Leadership: The Axis of Drivel

In a caustic New York Times op-ed entitled “Three Blind Mice”¬†columnist Charles M. Blow characterizes the new Republican dictatorship troika of Limbaugh, Steele, and Jindal as an “axis of drivel.” Blow blogs at By the Numbers.

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Connecticut Catholic Church Defends Florists

According to a report in today’s Hartford (Connecticut) Courant (where the Connecticut Supreme Court has recently ruled in favor of same-sex marriages so the General Assembly is putting together the legal framework): Church: Florists Should Be Allowed To Say No To Gay Weddings By DANIELA ALTIMARI | The Hartford Courant March 7, 2009 Concerned that […]