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Archives for July, 2007

So last year we had the dreaded 06/06/06, and lo! No apocalyptic beasts appeared in the heavens. This year, it’s our lucky day: 07/07/07! Seven is considered a “lucky number,” a prime of a magical, mysterious signficance. So where does the source of this luck derive? Why, from the Bible, of course! At least in…

Speaking, or rather screeching, as a menopausally-crazed, cognitively-impaired winged harpy, I feel it is my duty to swoop in and squawk about the recent hormone replacement therapy free-for-all that’s goin’ down at Science Blogs. Links are hardly necessary given that this is front page news but those of you who have wandered into this mess…

A friend visited from Boston this past weekend, so we took a jaunt into The City on Saturday. Our prime destination was the American Museum of Natural History where Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids is now playing as a special exhibition. The imaginary bestiary was entertaining and informative. The basis of myth was explored…

To the approximately half-dozen or so of my regular readers: The Refuge has been very active recently thanks to the capers of the young males of the troop. As a consequence, those few entries I offer are likley to be buried quickly. Should you have a burning desire to read my blathering specifically, I have…

Tax the Churches, Part 2

An earlier installment noted the large sums of cashola being used in the construction of what can nominally be described as Multimedia Entertainment Venues for Christ (MEVCs). The Gardendale First Baptist Church in Alabama dropped $110,000 for a Yamaha digital mixing console for example, let alone all of the goodies that go along with it.…