Editor’s Note: This is the ninth chapter of Romulus, by Jacob Abbott (published 1902) IX. The Founding of Rome As soon as the excitement and the agitations which attended the sudden revolution by which Amulius was dethroned were in some measure calmed, and tranquility was restored, the question of the mode in which the new government should be settled, arose. Numitor considered it best that he should call an assembly of the people and lay the subject before them. There was a very large portion of the populace who yet knew nothing certain in respect to the causes...Read More
Month: December 2017
Editor’s note: The following is extracted from The Life of Christ, by Giovanni Papini (published 1923). The author’s perspective is Roman Catholic, his depictions sometimes metaphorical, his interpretations occasionally false or debatable. For all the imperfections that he would be the first to confess, Papini gives us a splendid picture of the Nativity, fittingly moving and thought provoking for the Christmas season. The Stable Jesus was born in a stable, a real stable, not the bright, airy portico which Christian painters have created for the Son of David, as if ashamed that their God should have lain down...Read More
Egg Nog. If you don’t drink Egg Nog, you’re a faggot. What You’ll Need 6 large eggs, plus 2 yolks 1/2 cup, plus 2 Tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 cups whole milk 1/2 cup brandy, bourbon, or dark rum 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks Additional grated nutmeg for garnish How to Make It Combine eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and salt in a heavy 3- or 4-quart pan, whisking until well-combined. Continue whisking while pouring milk in a slow, steady stream until completely incorporated. Turn on the burner to lowest possible heat setting....Read More
A few years back I undertook a little study of the Virgin Birth and its history as a point of Christian doctrine. In doing so, I came across a funny article (now about 15 years old) by Nicholas Kristoff of the New York Times. He seems a little perturbed that everyone believes in it: So here’s a fact appropriate for the day: Americans are three times as likely to believe in the Virgin Birth of Jesus (83 percent) as in evolution (28 percent). That number, according to Kristoff, includes not only 91% of Christians, but 47% of non-Christians as well....Read More
On Christmas Eve 2009, Mike Hermanstorfer’s wife Tracy went into labor with their third child. Everything was normal at first. And then it all went wrong. During labor, Tracey went into cardiac arrest and died. Her doctors tried for several minutes to revive her but did not succeed. She was limp and blue when the Doctors made the decision to finish delivering the baby. Mike held his wife’s lifeless hand and wondered what he would tell his other two children. The doctors cut open Tracey and found the baby to also be lifeless. In such moments, where hope is...Read More
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