I've set up a website that formalizes our family's approach to splitting up chores: each person privately distributes a set number of "points" among the chores, and then we look for the allocation where the person with the most work does the least. (I.e., minimize the maximum.) [more inside]
When English interpretations of the New Testament talk about ‘sexual immorality’ they are really translating the Greek word porneia (πορνεία), it’s used almost every time the topic of sex comes up and often when talking about the worst sins in general. If you can really grok what Paul was talking about as he uses the root for the word over and over again (it appears 32 times in the New Testament) then the rest falls into place. Now porneia has always been translated into Latin as fornication, while being understood by many conservatives to just be a 1:1 stand in for ‘any sexual expression not between husband and wife’. However, Porneia in post-classical Corinthian Greek did not mean generic sexual sin, or even sex outside of marriage, at all exactly and neither did fornication in actual Latin. The truth, like in many things, is a little bit more complicated and a lot more interesting
TRIGGER WARNINGS AHEAD FOR DEPICTIONS OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IN CLASSICAL GREECE, ALSO AN NSFW VASE. (SFW version)
I was elected justice of the peace in my small town in Vermont. I'm not official until February. I started a post-a-day blog about what's involved in being a Justice of the Peace, weddings, JP history, that sort of thing.
Two years ago I posted a music video to Projects starring someone I had recently started dating. This project is kind of a similar idea, except instead of giving us balloons people are giving her flowers. And she has no idea why it's happening, or what's about to happen next.
mrmoonpie and I (mrsmoonpie) have been performing wedding ceremonies for primarily, but not exclusively, same-sex couples in D.C. Here is the new website detailing the services I offer. The site is still in its infancy, but I think you will see where I'm going with it. And a big THANK YOU to all of the MeFi folks who offered advice and gave me a helping hand!