Joined: Feb. 26, 2012
Roman Catholic of Jewish background; Master of Philosophy turned homeschooling mother of eight. Freelance ttranslator, editor, writer, and bookseller. Studied at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts and later at the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein. Happily married to Max Torres; happily settled, God willing, in unexotic Ann Arbor, Michigan after stints in Israel, Rome, Liechtenstein, and Barcelona. Ready to emerge from intellectual semi-hibernation with the impending maturity of my littlest boy, who has now attained the ripe old age of five.
Apr. 15 at 11:14pm | Comments: 1 | Most recent comment: Apr. 17 at 11:55am
I thought I believed in objective truth. Then my eight-year-old got diabetes, and I realized I had just been pretending. It turned out that, practically speaking, I was a relativist. What's a practical relativist? Well, did you ever hear of “practical atheism”? Atheists who know they’re atheists believe there is no God, and they can tell you the reasons why. These may be carefully considered, coherent reasons, or they may not,...
Apr. 5 at 5:41pm | Comments: 4 | Most recent comment: Apr. 10 at 4:49pm
I haven’t seen God Is Not Dead, The Son of God, or even Frozen. I did just see Noah, but don’t worry, I’m not going to talk about it--or, if I find I can’t help myself, I will try very, very hard to say something new. I cringe as heartily as anybody at the spectacle of Christians trying too hard to like cheesy movies because they’re wholesome, or...
Mar. 10 at 9:10pm | Comments: 2 | Most recent comment: Mar. 17 at 2:32pm
I have a confession to make. I'm a Star Trek fan. Not the movie versions. I tried to watch one of them once, but it was too much like being imprisoned in an unpleasantly frenzied video game. Not even The Next Generation, or whatever the remake is called. I mean the old, old, OLD Star Trek, the version that was already a rerun during my annual childhood visit to my grandparents’ house. (Every year my sister Abby...
Feb. 27 at 11:21pm | Comments: 0
Last Tuesday, I brought my eight-year-old in for a checkup, sensing that something wasn’t right. My mother’s intuition only took me so far, though: I assumed that, whatever it was, a week of amoxicillin would probably take care of it. But it turned out to be juvenile diabetes. Her prognosis looks very good, but treatment is time-consuming, especially for us beginners! So it’s a fine day for 7 Quick Takes. (Thanks...
Feb. 16 at 6:51pm | Comments: 2 | Most recent comment: Feb. 18 at 11:16am
“Apologetics is a hobby of mine.” As soon as I'd said it, something didn’t sound right. My friend was looking into becoming Catholic, and I was offering to answer any questions she might have. I’m a convert and a bookworm, and over the years, I’ve studied a lot of theology. Just the hours I’ve logged listening to Catholic Answers radio while chopping onions for supper are probably the...
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