“Ted Kennedy was a deeply religious person, a devout and routinely observant Roman Catholic. I know this from media accounts. It was never part of his political persona. His religion was personal and private, although no less deeply felt for that. As an atheist I don’t understand it, but I respect the way he wore his faith. His older brother, John, had made it a matter of principle and point of personal honor to keep his religion and his role as public servant separate, and his younger brothers Bobby and Ted followed suit. I never heard him invoke God or religion for political reasons. Or for any public reasons, for that matter. The difference in our religious views — which was vast — was never a barrier.”
One of the editors of Effect Measure remembers Ted Kennedy, devout Catholic and committed secularist.
i’m waiting for the true blood torrent to show up online. but it’s 3 hours late. i was going to watch it before bed. now i just want to start downloading it so i can watch it in the morning. but i’m sooo tired.
now i am a nerdy twilight fan. but i am more importantly a hardcore buffy geek till the day i die. jessica ferri does a hilariously poignant comparison of the two in her twilight book review. essentially buffy is kick ass and bella just whines a lot. and she’s very right. while i empathize so much with bella’s character and i sometimes feel like i am her (not striking, pale, intelligent, awkward and clumsy, doesn’t relate with others), i in no way respect her, look up to her or want to be her. buffy on the other hand? i respect her, she is my hero, i want to be her in every way possible. i was fucking buffy for halloween when i was 13 for god’s sake! she’s strong, witty, hot, stylish and can kick any one’s ass.
also, edward is 17. angel on the other hand? he’s a fucking man.
“l-a-w-a-s-h-a comma on top. and l-a-d-r-y-a comma on top”—a nurse calling into a radio show this afternoon with the worst baby names she’d ever heard. they were twin girls. and the mom didn’t know what an apostrophe was so she called it a “comma on top.”
i do this constantly. “apple. apple. two p’s? aple. aplle. what kind of a fucking word is apple?” i especially do it with my name. “morgan. huh, that’s a nice name. morgan. morjan. is that a verb? morrgan. how to letters like that even go together? morgan. it sounds like someone’s innerds. fuck that’s a horrible name!”