Month: March 27, 2005

Mar 27,2005

An Easter reflection on life and death

That so many think it is fine to let Terri Schiavo die shows that Pope John Paul II was painfully correct when he diagnosed our society as afflicted with a...

Mar 21,2005

Recycling is garbage

I’ve always been told that art and politics don’t mix. But I’m starting to question this conventional wisdom. Sometimes politics could use more beauty and subtlety. And sometimes art could...

Mar 20,2005

Could you pull the plug?

“If I ever get like that, I don’t want to be kept alive. I want you to pull the plug.” My mother has told me that on more than one...

Mar 13,2005

Italians for The Sopranos

The Sopranos are after me. Or so it seemed in the summer of 2000, because everywhere I turned they were there. My neighborhood in Toronto, Canada was literally plastered with...

Mar 13,2005

Raise the minimum IQ, while you’re at it

Another year, another attempt to raise the federal minimum wage. Back in late 2003, San Franciscans voted in a referendum to make low-skilled labor cost $8.50 per hour — far...