February 2014

My Questions About the Ethics of Embryo SelectionWhat should parents do when their children run the risk of inheriting painful fatal diseases?
My Questions About the Ethics of Embryo Selection

It sounds pretty basic. A lovely young couple wants children, and they want those children to prosper and grow. They want to do as much as they reasonably can to ensure that those children have good, full lives. Happy lives. Lives that are as free from suffering and pain ...

7 Thoughts on How to Survive Another Snow Day (and maybe even enjoy it)
7 Thoughts on How to Survive Another Snow Day

1. If even a hint of snow is expected, turn off the ringer on your phone the night before. You do not need to know at 5:02 a.m. that your children will be home all day. You need to keep sleeping. They need to keep sleeping.

2. When you wake up and discover that although ...

Politics, Down Syndrome, and What I'm ReadingArticles worth reading about missionaries, money, embryo selection, and more...

I have a new post at her.meneutics about politics and Down syndrome, with specific reference to Cathy McMorris Rodgers' response to President Obama's State of the Union address earlier this week. It begins:

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers's response to the president's ...

Did I Come Home in a Box?Happy Birthday Marilee, and thank you for the reminder that life is a gift.
Did I Come Home in a Box?

It is Marilee's third birthday today. We will celebrate with pink cupcakes and make-your-own-pizza night and gifts and singing.

A few weeks ago, we were telling her about the day she was born. It was in the midst of a very snowy winter, and we drove home in the midst ...

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