As I was getting dressed this morning, I reached for a tie I hadn't worn in a while, and there, neatly clipped on the tie, was the tie bar I hadn't seen since attending Kiki's wedding last October. The one Deanne bought me in Tanzania in 2006. I had thought it was lost for good. So, I have all unexpectedly found what I had lost. The parable of the lost coin immediately came to mind. If I weren't so busy, I'd do like the woman in Jesus's story and invite everyone over and throw a party. As it is, I've got a funeral to get to, and the week's just starting. Still, "rejoice with me."
August 20th, 2012
Todd Akin should drop out of the Missouri Senate race. Not because he's a bad man, but when you say something so stupid that it destroys your candidacy (and it could happen to anyone), then you ought to quit making it worse and just resign. This is what Republicans all over the country are saying to the candidate: Quit trying to make right what cannot be excused, Mr. Akin. I mean, what did you think we are -- Democrats?