Tuesday, August 26, 2008

This is sad.... She's happily married, dreaming of divorce. Actually I think that headline is really misleading. She doesn't seem at all happy to me, and has no respect for her husband. The conclusion the article reaches (that the availability of divorce makes her able to stay in her marriage) seems ludicrous to me. Other studies have shown that the majority of divorces are originated by women. The easy availability of divorce has produced this unexpected result -- instead of settling in for the long haul and working to improve (not just tolerate) their marriage, apparently many women are constantly looking over their shoulders so to speak -- wondering if they made the right decision. It's really sad. If I were this woman's husband and read this article I would be discouraged beyond belief.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Yes, I'm still alive!

Busy, busy busy. A week ago (8/14) Oregon Chorale was the demo choir for a workshop for the Oregon chapter of the ACDA. The clinician was composer Vijay Singh (not the golfer!). It was a lot of fun. We had four pieces we sang, then he worked with us to demonstrate different techniques. We're all self conscious about our group breaths now! eeep.

Went to Crater Lake 8/2 - 8/3 with my high school chum Zoe. It was beeyoootiful! Weather was great and the lake is... awe-inspiring.

Was reading a great interview with Archbishop Chaput of Denver... here's a great quote:

We don’t serve our country by abandoning our religious convictions in public debate in the name of good manners or a mistaken idea of pluralism. Democracy thrives on the competition of ideas, and it dies without that healthy conflict. We need to stop being embarrassed when we talk about our faith, and we need to insist that others respect it — including our political parties and leaders. Everyone can make telephone calls, and write emails and letters. And everyone can simply shut off the TV and computers one night a week to read, pray, talk and share time with the family. That’s a rebellion — the best kind.
Thanks to Mark Shea for the link.

That's about it for now... summer is running down. Where did it go?