how you spend your soul.
Joel C. Rosenberg reports:
That is the first line of my most recent novel, The Auschwitz Escape. But while the book was fiction, I’m afraid that line is proving as relevant as today’s headlines.
We are watching genocidal conditions emerging in the epicenter.
This is as dark as any time I have ever seen in the modern Middle East.
Even the media and the politicians are finally using the term genocide to describe what is going on in Iraq. Continue reading
Take a break from all the problems and bad news around.
Think about this picture.
August 6, 1945 — I’m surprised at how little I saw it mentioned today. Twice, as I recall. Do you remember its significance in history? If not, I don’t suppose Little Boy constitutes much of a hint.
Here are two excerpts from the first mention I saw:
There he met a Lutheran minister, Yamauchi, who explained the Scripture to him.
Across the ocean, a Lutheran chaplain prayed over the crew of the Enola Gay before it lifted into the air carrying the atomic bomb named Little Boy which destroyed Hiroshima.
If you’re not a Gmail user, move along.
Wait, wait — I need to amend that. If you’re not a Gmail user and if you don’t send email to Gmail addresses, you can just move along.
That’s not true either. Here’s the best amendment so far: If you don’t use the Web, you can ignore this post.
I begin with this “reassuring” statement:
Do people still believe such assurances? And even if it were true today, tomorrow’s line may be, “That was then; this is now.” Continue reading
Here we are at our reception in Harrisburg, Oregon:
Here we are after exiting the ceremony at Harrisburg Mennonite Church: Continue reading