My dear friends, I don't normally ask for favours but I know a good young man who could use prayers. Adam is Hayley's boyfriend and is in the hospital with cellulitis. While they finally have him on pain meds that work, he really isn't improving as far as the infection is concerned. So prayers for healing would be greatly appreciated. He also needs prayer for he is frightened he will lose his leg. And as you can see, he needs to keep dancing with my daughter! Thank you UPDATE: Adam is home now, and his leg, while still swollen, looks much better. Antibiotics will continue, but he is off the pain meds. Needless to say, he is still rather weak.
Beards/facial hair. Love or leave it.
I came across this article in the express so I decided to see if there were other articles (strictly limiting to 2014 articles) on the subject. time to reach for the razor? NYT says uncool?
UPDATE: Even Smithsonian Magazine
My nephews have beards. One is short, the other longer. My brother in law has had a beard since he retired. My father and one brother have always gone without, my other brother has dithered over the years.
Me? I prefer a clean shaven face. I realise it is a personal preference and have never bothered. Except once - when we started dating he was clean shaven. He later grew a moustache (at the bequest of another woman, but that is another story) and I did not like it. So he shaved. "She" insisted he grow it back and he did. I never said a word, but that pretty much told me the position I had in his life.
So here I state my case:
As Duff and Nonsense plots his funeral, no doubt he will include his favourite Shakespeare speeches. My favourite was delivered by Kenneth Branagh in 1989. I however, am a bit of a romantic (ok ok, I exaggerate, I really do wear my heart on my sleeve) so there are no battlefield ramblings in my playlist.
What Happened to a Government of Laws And how long can a society stand when its own “elite” refuses to abide by the law? When the highest government officials commit lawless acts with impunity, does this not tend to wear down the ingrained lawfulness of the average citizen, in ways great and small? Leftists frequently like to characterize conservatives as extreme libertarians who cherish a return to some romanticized version of the old west, where men carried their freedom in their holsters. Wouldn't it be ironic if we do, indeed, wind up with a society along those lines because the High Sheriff decided that his tin star invested him with the divine right of kings?
Complete liberty of contradicting and disproving our opinion is the very condition which justifies us in assuming its truth for purposes of action. On no other terms can a being with human faculties have any rational assurance of being right." john stuart mill
"the moniker is perfectly self-descriptive; I doubt that I've ever seen such a beautiful head of red hair in my life. - paco