Day: April 25, 2006

Converts’ Zeal

Both Dawn Eden and recent bannee Deep Thought really stuck in my craw. I realized that what really bugged me about them was their converts’ zeal and their preachiness on Catholic doctrine — their insistence that they knew it all…

Imprisoned and Deported for Rape

For being raped, that is. Sixteen-year-old Isma Mahmood was deported to Pakistan last month after serving six months in shackles and handcuffs in a prison in Saudi Arabia. Her crime: being raped by a Saudi man. Some crime. “It’s difficult…

Owwww.

I just got back from my immigration physical, and my hand hurts. The doctor, a sweet old guy, had a hard time finding a vein in my arm so he had to draw blood from my hand. And he wasn’t…

Not a pretty girl.

I’m going to tell you a story that my parents told me and my sister. I’m not telling it to brag. I don’t know whether or not it’s true. I hope it’s not true. I’m telling this story so that…

Even Serena Williams

It’s not just the grass courts and the strawberries and cream at Wimbledon that are throwbacks to the past. It’s the payscale, too. WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Wimbledon remains the only Grand Slam tournament that pays the men’s champion more…

Releasing “Enemy Combatants”

There is so much wrong with the situation at Guantanamo Bay that I don’t even know where to start. We’re holding people indefinitely, without allowing them access to a lawyer or charging them with any crime, under the theory that…

I Still Can’t Catch a Ball.

Maybe I should raise my dose? My spatial skills have always been absolutely terrible. I’m so clumsy that I occasionally walk into doorframes: I’ll overshoot a little, or accidentally swerve right or left just as I’m going through the doorway,…