Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Since Dan Brown's best seller "The DaVinci Code," there has been a real spate in novels with various mythic retellings of the stories of the approved and unapproved sacred literature that arose late in the First Century of the Common Era, continuing to at least the Third. There are as well attempts to join a Gnostic-type of Christianity, which is also connected with Magdalene, with the Albigensians/Waldensians (Cathars). {SIDE NOTE: I am not Christian; however, I believe that the various faith groups underneath that banner have a right to define what they call Christianity for themselves. However, I can also point out that various attempts at filling in the "mythic story" also have a long and respected tradition as well. In addition, some are better and some are worse than others.} [I will finish this review later.]

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Thoughts on Hillary Clinton

If you read my knitting blog you have probably seen my Ravelry Knitters for Obama badge on the sidebar. I became an Obama supporter around December of last year. This was after several horrible gaffs by Hillary, Bill, and a number of the big-wigs in her campaign. The first thing that crossed my mind was: WHAT! She has lowered herself to race-baiting! I really had high hopes for her campaign being different: ie. not being sleezy. On the other hand, Obama handled himself like a gentleman, which he is. He even treated Rev. Wright with politeness; and was polite when he severed their relationship because of Wright's stupidity. Hillary, however, was acting in panic. When panic sets in it is not a pretty thing. I believe that Hillary will become a great senator; however, I would like to see someone else for the VP nomination, possibly Dianne Feinstein.