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David Ancell
Catholic husband and father, pharmacist, computer geek who enjoys blogging as well as podcasts and videos.
Catholic husband and father, pharmacist, computer geek who enjoys blogging as well as podcasts and videos.
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I first started blogging right around the time the news of the sexual abuse scandal hit in 2002. You can go back in the archives and see my perspective back then as a single man in his late 20s with no children. In light of recent news stories, here I am…
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Articles about depression and suicide are coming across my news feeds in the wake of the recent, tragic suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. To be honest, I’m not that familiar with either of them, but it’s my long-standing habit to say a prayer…
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I haven’t been writing for a while, and this Easter Triduum, I had felt inspired to write something that has gone through my mind for years. The Triduum is the most holy time of year. We are celebrating the events of our redemption. Yes, we are talking…
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I got an envelope in the mail that said "Do not discard by mistake." So, I threw it away on purpose.
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I’m shifting gears with today’s blog and talking about the technology that I use. Although I have a Catholic focus to what I write and produce, I like to add some other topics in my life, especially technology. I’ve bought updates to a couple of software…
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Sometimes it’s hard for me to take allegations of racism in this country seriously. It’s not that I deny that racism exists. Even if I did, the latest events in Charlottesville should have been enough to convince me that it does exist. I don’t deny the…
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By now, many people have heard about the Nashville Statement written by a group of evangelicals known as the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. The statement is really a well-written and compassionate statement of constant Christian teaching on…
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With all the stories about the horrible events in Charlottesville, you might have missed an interesting story about a Google engineer who was fired for basically saying that there were natural differences between men and women. The media responded with really shrill statements calling his carefully written memo an "anti-diversity screed" or "anti-diversity manifesto" when the memo is neither. I'm giving my take on it below. I don't support unjust discrimination, but I also think that arbitrarily trying to increase the number of a certain group of people is in and of itself unjust discrimination. I'm sure unjust discrimination exists, but we can't assume it by numbers of people in a given profession alone.
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James Damore no doubt got more than what he bargained for, or maybe he expected it. If you aren’t familiar with his name, he’s the 28-year-old man who was fired by Google for his memo that the media has named an “anti-diversity manifesto” or an…
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I got a spam email with the subject "CDC: Bacon prevents heart attacks."
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