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Posted on January 7 at 1:50 p.m.
I just finished "Zealot" yesterday and it was excellent. Being raised a fundamentalist Christian who rejected religion as a teenager, I had little interest in the subject but thought his interview on "The Daily Show" was intriguing so gave it a try. I found reading about the history of that time fascinating and relevant if you're religious or not. Too bad the event is sold-out because I'm sure this will be a great discussion.
On The Historical Jesus: Political Zealot or Social Activist?
Posted on September 22 at 3:42 p.m.
I also live and bike in rainy Portland where 6% commute to work so SB has room for improvement considering its small size and perfect weather. There's clearly a need for more bike lanes (love Bath Street's) and would love to see one where the sidewalk and bike lane are integrated so the bikes are completely off the street (a trend in Portland and Holland). Also, I have close encounters on almost every ride in SB with distracted drivers swerving into the bike lane without looking first - head's up please!
On Bike Commute Numbers Spike
Posted on March 25 at 8:04 a.m.
This is such an American thing to do - well-intentioned but treating everyone like 2 year olds, trying to save people from themselves by removing every conceivable risk factor. It's sad but true that people bent on killing themselves will just find another (albeit less dramatic) way to go and we'll be stuck with an expensive and ugly barrier.
On Suicide Barrier Contract Awarded
Posted on March 25 at 7:54 a.m.
I'm in the tax-bracket where I'll be dinged for this but I still support the bill - it's better than nothing. Hopefully we can progress some day to a more public Canadian-style system and tort reform to lower health costs but I fear both options have disappeared due to special interests on both sides of the aisle.
On Why I Voted For Health Insurance Reform
Posted on December 12 at 9:34 a.m.
I admire your honesty and fearlessness in talking about your experiences. When I first saw a ghost it was frightening and awe-inspiring at the same time. Now when I sleep somewhere new I've come to expect the resident spirit will pay me a visit in the middle of the night and it no longer bothers me (usually). If you ask people if they've ever experienced a ghost, many admit they have but don't want to talk about it for fear of being thought crazy. If only we in this culture were more open we could learn so much and be less fearful of death.
On Opening the Door to Spirits