Monday, March 10, 2008


Wow, Diogenes is so much better at this stuff than I am.

-- My great aunt Matilda went without tea during Advent and Lent and gave
the money she saved to a home for orphaned Native American children run by the
Sisters of the Good Shepherd. She called them "Indians." Also, the nuns forced
the children to listen to readings from the Christian scriptures and did not instruct
them in Lakota or Passamaquoddy dialects or teach them to value their indigenous
spiritualities. For these and all her other sins of keeping the First Commandment,
I ask pardon and penance.

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