Friday, March 21, 2008

Fashion Can Kill

Bradley Bayou has figured it out. But at what cost? I wish there was a way that men could mentally experience, just for a day, what women go through. The hatred of the body, the shame, the humiliation.

Still, he is trying and did a brave thing. Let's hope it wakes people up.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Down in the Hole

My real estate situation is paining.

So for the last 5-6 years (who knows?) I've lived in an unusual, character-filled 1800s house in Stone Hill, a very old neighborhood in Baltimore that I consider part of Hampden (although I'm quite sure the people who paid $350K-$1M for their homes do not). The house is quaint- 6 and 1/2 foot to 7 foot ceilings, three floors, "chimney" staircase- so the rent is cheap. I'm one of only a few renters in the neighborhood and my house is the smallest and not in the state my neighbors would prefer. I get criticisms about the landscaping (I try to keep it neat but I'm no gardener, sometimes there will be weeds IN MY YARD), if my car bumper is in front of their property, blah, blah, blah. We live in a city, not the suburbs.

And, frankly, over the last two years the place has fallen apart. I currently have an exposed duct heating system in my kitchen (rather than in the wall) because the wiring is so old that it would have been too expensive to hard-wire it. There is a large section of my kitchen floor that is plywood because it started to collapse a few months ago and had to be replaced. Last week I had no electricity for a day. Oh and the bathroom and third floor aren't insulated.

So I'm looking for a place for under $1,000 a month in Hampden. For two people, that's not a shoebox because it's my brother living with me still and we need some space.

So I'm stuck in this cold collapsing shack surrounded by snotty neighbors FOREVER.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

What's your theological worldview?

What's your theological worldview?
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You scored as Classical Liberal

You are a classical liberal. You are sceptical about much of the historicity of the Bible, and the most important thing Jesus has done is to set us a good moral example that we are to follow. Doctrines like the trinity and the incarnation are speculative and not really important, and in the face of science and philosophy the surest way we can be certain about God is by our inner awareness of him. Discipleship is expressed by good moral behaviour, but inward religious feeling is most important.

Classical Liberal




Modern Liberal


Roman Catholic


Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan




Neo orthodox


Reformed Evangelical





Who knows