A year in review.

Tonight is my last class of the 2011-2012 academic year; my first year in grad school!   This year has been challenging on many levels, but on the whole, I can say it was a pleasure and I am glad I did it.  Continue reading

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No problem with Gay Marriage

Note: I usually avoid topics like this simply because of their volatility.  However, it’s come up often enough lately that I feel I need to say a few things, particularly since some people might be a bit surprised by my views.  This particular post is a more of a manifesto than any academic, religious, or political treatise on the subject.

This may surprise a lot of people I know, but I actually have no problem with legal support for alternative marriages. Do I support them personally? Would I encourage my friends to engage in them? No. Absolutely not. Continue reading