Seen a few articles lately on this topic, but seems to be under the radar nationally. Nebraska, along with Texas and Virginia, continue to sit on the outside of this “party”. Seems to be a slippery slope and has the potential for being a vehicle to control the masses, but that might just be the view from the articles that I have read. What say you?
Disclaimer: Given my less than stellar coordination and status as a lifelong midwesterner, this recommendation is a bit like Martha Stewart raving about the 30 for 30 on Bo Jackson.
Nevertheless, I recommend the short documentary The Sea Within (preview above, link to video below). Peter Kreeft is in his usual superb form and there are some great reflections on the sea and surfing, but also on work and leisure and about generally finding God in the created world.
There is a link for the actual documentary at the end of the preview or here.
This isn’t a traditional post, but I ran across some lyrics that I find pretty swell and remind me of The Great Divorce (the man with the red lizard).
It was a numinous night, wet and cold like the last week of autumn
I felt a shiver dividing my bones from the top to the bottom
And there were two of me then, one part flesh and the other a phantom
To the phantom I said, get behind me, ye vamp of Diablo
It said, you speak out of turn, I am born of the shadow inside you
And I have lived in your heart and with it I’ve become quite accustomed
Choose your blade, we shall dance in the blood and the rain
I grow sick of your whispered betrayals
Go where the dead go, tu estas muerto
Choose your blade, I won’t be held as a prisoner of shame
I grow sick of your lies and your games
Get thee behind me, you shall not bind me
It was a coward’s decision when I offered you sanctuary
I knew it, right then and there that our cartel would be my undoing
But I, rationalized and believed every mangled half truth
Choose your blade…