First they Came for the Goreans

I’m not a member of the Drupal Community. I’ve made a couple of Drupal sites and written one or two private-use Drupal modules, but I’ve never contributed any code or attended any conferences. I have been following the big dustup with some interest, though – because I increasingly think this is the issue of the…

Bluff and Double Bluff Go to Washington

In Chapter 3, Book 1 of Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin gives a version of the General Consensus argument for the existence of God that includes the following: It is most absurd, therefore, to maintain, as some do, that religion was devised by the cunning and craft of a few individuals, as a…

The Black Echo (Review)

Michael Connelly is well-regarded among a subset of mystery fans, so I thought I’d see what all the fuss is about – and I started at the begining. The Black Echo is the book that introduced the world to Heironymous "Harry" Bosch in 1992. And I did see what all the fuss is about ……

In re Marriage of Black

The Washington State Supreme Court recently handed down a ruling – in re Marriage of Black – reversing a custody ruling involving a highly religious couple in which the wife of 20 years decides that she is a lesbian and leaves. The courts awarded primary custody to the father as well as all decision-making authority…