"Joy and pleasure are as real as pain and sorrow and one must learn what they have to teach. . . ." -- Sean Russell, from Gatherer of Clouds

"If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right." -- Helyn D. Goldenberg

"I love you and I'm not afraid." -- Evanescence, "My Last Breath"

“If I hear ‘not allowed’ much oftener,” said Sam, “I’m going to get angry.” -- J.R.R. Tolkien, from Lord of the Rings

Monday, January 10, 2011

Today's Must Read

A very intelligent essay by Stephanie Coontz on how marriage was redefined forty years ago and the religious conservatives failed to notice.

Of course, since this is WaPo, I suppose we'll be getting an OpEd from Maggie Gallagher and/or Tony Perkins in a day or two.


Nigel said...

Excellent piece. Of course. the shriller the opposition the more probable it is that their cuase is lost.

Hunter said...

Actually, I think it works the other way around -- as they realize they're losing, they get shriller and more extreme, until they finally make complete fools of themselves.