O Truth, light of my soul, do not permit the darkness to frighten me. You have allowed me to walk in it, and now I am in obscurity. But even from the darkness, yes, even from there, I have loved You. I have sinned, and I have remembered You. I have heard Your voice behind me, inviting me to come back; I heard it with difficulty because of the noise of my rebellious passions. Here I am again at Your spring, burning with thirst. Let nothing hold me back henceforth! Let me drink at Your spring, and live….
[Ricky] Jay has an anomalous memory, extraordinarily retentive but riddled with hard-to-account-for gaps. “I’m becoming quite worried about my memory,” he said not long ago. “New information doesn’t stay. I wonder if it’s the Nutra-Sweet.”
I have written before that the U.S. seems to be about 10 years behind Europe on the road to perdition. It has been a long time since any Western European country has had a replacement level birth rate, yet the U.S. has held on a barely replacement level.
Well, the news from the government signals the end of all that. Contraception, sterilization and abortion will take their toll.