Out of Kilter

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Anti Christian Rant

When one considers the centuries of oppression and fear, the sale of indulgences, the book burning, the immorality of the popes, the acceptance of pedophiles as priests, the highhanded ways of the clergy, the pogroms, the appalling attitude toward women -- that anyone could still support such an organization boggles the mind. At least it boggles this mind.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Melinda and Melinda

Just *yawn* awful

Three of us attended this film and all three were bored.

We found the film both confusing and dull, which is a strange combination indeed.

The idea is a good one to be sure but the story lines were unnecessarily confusing. Did the tragic Melinda kill her husband? Then
why was he still fighting for total parental control?

The acting was stiff - except for Melinda herself who was over the top. Every word out of Will's mouth seemed like it ought to have come from

I'm a real Woody Allen fan but he missed the mark on this one.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Amazing Cosmos

I make a daily trip to Astronomy Picture of the Day.

We inhabit an awesome universe.  It's too easy to forget that.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Tired of shredding ?

Opt out of those credit card offers that come in the mail every other day:

Got this link from PBS - If you're tired of shredding, opt out. Type (or copy/paste) the following link in your browser.

Please note: you do not have to enter your social security number. It is not a required field.

It will stop only those solicitations which use Equifax etc. to check your credit -- but that's actually MOST of the solicitations.

(And, with respect to SS numbers, the credit checking companies already have your SS number if you have a credit card or a home mortgage. I suspect they ask for the number to further confirm they have the right person.)

Wednesday, March 09, 2005


I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.

-Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900)