November 01, 2004


I can't believe it. Another weekend, another ailment -- this time a nasty head cold. The soon-to-be-six-year-old brought it home from that petri dish/public school he attends; the teacher assigns the illnesses, and even sends home a note to make sure my wife and I are involved in his schooling: "Please indicate which parent caught the virus, initial and return."

(Just kidding about that last part; we think very highly of his teacher.)

Camassia wrote the other day about the efforts of some in the Episcopal Church USA to come up with a women's eucharist; it's interesting on several levels, but I especially enjoyed this bit:

But, as Olsen says, it's more alarming that the liturgy itself came from an Episcopal rector who's apparently leading a double life as a Wiccan priestess of some sort under the name of Glispa.

Granted, it's a scandal of sorts, but hardly unique; among those that might have indeed been witches at Salem was one George Burroughs, a minister. Most of the more interesting heretics were at the least trained by the orthodox, and in many cases (think Luther) served the orthodox in some capacity.

More tomorrow, assuming that this week's assigned illness isn't bubonic plague...

Posted by Ideofact at November 1, 2004 12:06 AM

Amusing: public schools as petri dishes for infections disease.

This does remind me of several ancedotes I've heard among homeschooling parents. They usually comment that keeping children at home most of the day provides a tremendous drop in infections...perhaps that's what drove the growth of homeschooling in the last decade.

Did the head cold cramp Halloween celebrations?

Posted by: steve h at November 1, 2004 11:26 AM

Not his -- he seemed to be fine Sunday morning. I, on the other hand, take four or five days to shake these things.

Posted by: Bill at November 1, 2004 11:46 AM