Reading Aloud to Other Daddies’ Children

Millions of adults who long ago passed the sixth grade nonetheless will go back to elementary school on March 3. That is just one day past Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and it marks the sixth annual Read Across America. RAA Day is the National Education...

Clonaid: ‘Cloning Around’ and ‘Playing God’

The commonly heard “playing God” defense against cloning technology has its value as a general reminder of human finitude relative to the divine powers. It also plays well in the media. But as a means of defining limits within cloning technology, warnings...

WWJD Post-9/11?

Contemplating presidential and congressional actions post-9/11 and especially in regard to Iraq, I myself am inclined to start wearing my WWJD bracelet again, maybe even purchasing a T-shirt and WWJD coffee mug—if I could just find them. The WWJD marketing craze began...

Care-Giving and Gift-Receiving

Care-giving (like parenting) is not for the sake of friendship, it is for the other. It is not give-and-take, but give-and-give. I am a care-giver to an elderly lady who has no family except a nephew many miles away, with whom she only talks twice a year, but who...