Something wild is always blooming, from twinleaf and bloodroot early in spring to beeweed in late fall, things of intricate, limitless beauty. Often I fear that I am not paying enough attention. -Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow (p. 327)
How many children diagnosed with Down syndrome in the womb are subsequently killed by abortion? (This is usually called a “termination rate.”) J.L. Natoli and colleagues published in 2012 the best estimate available on this question. It’s a systematic literature review, rather than a study with original data. [J.L. Natoli, et. al. Prenatal diagnosis of Down […]
Looking at a cell phone to make use of the time while rocking my son to sleep in the dark? Pray for him instead.
Here’s the scene at UCLA’s Bruin Walk on JFA’s second day of outreach in early June. JFA staff and volunteers set up five tables inviting people to dialogue with us (one of them is down the walk to the left of the frame). As you can see, one-to-one conversations were happening at every table. JFA was invited […]
Sometimes I find myself so stuck to email — sending people links, suggesting discussions, engaging in dialogue in a sort of virtual world — that I stop and wonder, “What in the world am I doing?” And I’m not even meaning to. I find it sad. There is something about the eyes-glued-to-a-screen-while-typing environment that is very […]