Month: May 2005

Love is the Drug

Grace Jones had it right: In an analysis of the images appearing today in The Journal of Neurophysiology, researchers in New York and New Jersey argue that romantic love is a biological urge distinct from sexual arousal. This research specifically…

The Inner Mullah

An interesting op/ed about one woman’s internalization of “Mullah-thought” after spending months living in Pakistan. A female Pakistani reporter responds. Read both. They’re intriguing, and frustrating. Any thoughts?

A shameful cover-up

When are the American people going to get sick of the Bush administration’s lies? It blows me away. And of course, we still have people as prominent as Alan Dershowitz and Charles Schumer defending and even promoting torture.

Bush & Co. defend Guantanamo

We are apparently embracing freedom at the notorious prison camp, and Amnesty International’s report is “absurd.” “It’s an absurd allegation. The United States is a country that promotes freedom around the world,” he said, adding: “We’ve investigated every single complaint…

5 is the Magic Number

Last week was another hard one. But I spent a lot of time alone in reflection, signed myself up for a sock knitting class, aced a test, and worked in the garden. Ethan whistled to amuse himself, and unbeknownst to…

Pope speaks out on fertility treatments

No surprise here. The current Italian law is incredibly restrictive; it “bans donations of sperm and eggs, defines life as beginning at conception, and allows fertility treatment only to married heterosexual couples.” It ramins to be seen how the Italian…

141 days and counting

Since George W. Bush publicly mentioned the word “Darfur,” or made any other reference to it. In the meantime, the American public is apparently more interested in the Michael Jackson trial and the story of the “runaway bride” — that…

Parental consent in California

Alley Rat has a powerful post on her experience with an underage friend who got a safe, legal abortion in California — something that may not be an option for many girls there if the state passes its parental consent…