Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A Random Assortment

~ Oh no: abortion prohibited except in the case of the life of the mother or the disability of the fetus:

Other nations in Latin America, including Colombia, the country with the second-highest number of Zika cases to date after Brazil, permit abortions in cases in which the mother’s health is in danger or a fetus displays signs of a severe deformity.
I didn't realize that this was actually built into a country's law--far from prohibiting selective abortion based on disability, it only allows for it in those cases.

~ This video. I laughed so hard I cried. Good for parents of little kids or those who might want to be parents or those who never want to be parents.

~ Auden and the Limits of Poetry. Old, but I just came across it (via Hopkins).

~ Wendell Berry's farm and a Dominican college.

~ Oh my goodness, I long for spring!

~ On Oakeshott's Notebooks:

Two decades later he would nuance this view by adding (in Machiavelli’s footsteps) that true love resembles a “sweet harmony” without calculation or constraint. It “is a delight & enjoyment of another’s vision of the world; and love is required when this delight is reciprocal. To make love is to celebrate this delight, to speak of it in the language of the body.” 
~ On Justice Scalia, by his son:

His behavior during Mass was not always restrained. If he disagreed with a priest’s point during a sermon, he would lean forward, look toward my mother, and frown or shake his head. That was his dissent from the homily. 

~ Pretty good lenten Friday dinner: broccoli melts.

~ I don't agree with the whole article, but this is terrible:

In the United States, women spend about four hours a day on unpaid work, compared with about 2.5 hours for men. The difference starts early: American girls ages 10 to 17 spend two more hours than boys on chores each week, and boys are 15 percent more likely to be paid for doing chores, according to a University of Michigan study.
~ Ilana sent this great poem--with a green dress in it!

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