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Apr 1, 2005

Lately, I have had a lot of firsts. It's fun! Here's a bulleted list in no particular order, because who doesn't love bullets!

  • Bought my first house
  • Wrote my first cashier's check for said house
  • Got my first gas bill!!
  • Installed my first faucet
  • Used a non-powered lawnmower (I love that thing...)
  • Plastered my first wall
  • Had my first Christmas in my first house
  • Shot my first gun
  • Gigged for the first time
  • Played horseshoes for the first time
  • Got my ears pierced

And last but not least, tomorrow I will be having my first garage sale!

It's a group garage sale so wish us luck!
posted by Ty @ 4/01/2005 | 0 comments
Here's a Question for You...

Here's a question I can't get out of my head. What if Terri Schiavo had had a living will saying she wouldn't want a feeding tube to keep her alive for decades with no reasonable hope for recovery? Legally, of course, there'd be no issue. She'd get her chance to die in peace. But morally? The arguments of the proponents for keeping the feeding tube in indefinitely suggest that removing the tube is simply murder. If that is the case, then how can removing the tube ever be justified - even if she consented in advance? Murder is murder, right? Isn't a "living will" essentially a mandate for future assisted suicide? It seems to me that the logic of the absolutist pro-life advocates means that this should be forbidden too. They should logically support a law which forbids the murder of anyone, regardless of living wills. In a society that legally mandates the "culture of life," the individual's choice for death is irrelevant, no? Or am I missing something here?

--Andrew Sullivan
posted by Ty @ 4/01/2005 | 0 comments