Daily Archives: March 28, 2008

I am in decline…

… or so you could conclude from the Sitemeter dailies for the past 30 days. This is the whole Floating Life set:

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Posted by on March 28, 2008 in blogging, milestones, miscellaneous stats


Australian poem 2008 series #10: Peter Skrzynecki "Summer in the Country" (2005)

Jim Belshaw has made my choice of Australian poem today a foregone conclusion, though I would call Skrzynecki a Strathfield poet rather than a New England poet. 😉

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Posted by on March 28, 2008 in Australia, Jim Belshaw, nostalgia, OzLit, poets and poetry


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Yes, there are other viewpoints

All readers, whether they count themselves Christians or not and whether they are US citizens or not, could do worse than visit thoughtfully, perhaps even prayerfully, the following site:


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Posted by on March 28, 2008 in America, challenge, Christianity, current affairs, inspiration, interfaith, politics, religion


Good for you, Mike Huckabee


As easy as it is for those of us who are white to look back and say, “That’s a terrible statement,” I grew up in a very segregated South, and I think that you have to cut some slack. And I’m going to be probably the only conservative in America who’s going to say something like this, but I’m just telling you: We’ve got to cut some slack to people who grew up being called names, being told, “You have to sit in the balcony when you go to the movie. You have to go to the back door to go into the restaurant. And you can’t sit out there with everyone else. There’s a separate waiting room in the doctor’s office. Here’s where you sit on the bus.” And you know what? Sometimes people do have a chip on their shoulder and resentment. And you have to just say, I probably would too. I probably would too. In fact, I may have had … more of a chip on my shoulder had it been me.

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Posted by on March 28, 2008 in Christianity, faith and philosophy, politics, USA