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Mockingbird at the Movies: What Scares You?

I watched The Strangers the other night…very scary. I tend to not be afraid of monster/supernatural horror movies…I’m more afraid of things that might happen to me. That said, as I made the list below, there is an embarrassing supernatural horror movie on there. Oh well. Anyway, below is a list of movies that have […]

The Beats Having Their Tea (And Drinking It Too)?

A pretty thought-provoking little essay by Lee Siegel in last week’s NY Times about the similarities between the Beat Generation and the Tea Party, which touches on insider-outsider dynamics, and the Christian religion’s inherent allure when it comes to “losers”. A few excerpts of which include (ht MS): American dissent turns on a tradition of […]

Grace: More Than Tolerance

Fresh off a visit to San Francisco last week and being that it is the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, I have been thinking about grace a lot. I know you’re probably thinking, “What do Woodstock and San Fran have to do with grace?” Well, before I left for my very first visit to California last […]

The Ongoing Battle Against Smoking

There was an interesting article in the NY Times today about the ongoing battle against smoking in America. Belmont, California, a town south of San Francisco, recently put a new law into effect that bans “smoking anywhere in the city of about 25,000 except in detached homes and yards, streets and some sidewalks, and designated […]