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Daily Archives: May 25th, 2011

Baby Bird

  NO CREATURE expresses the naked need of the young quite like the baby bird. At this time of year, in the springtime, the nestling and his siblings create an entire subculture of anarchy, unrest and desperation. In his twiggy, secretive nest, with his beak agape, waiting for the bug or the worm to drop, he is […]

The Tornado Wreckage

    THIS IS one of many astounding and horrifying Associated Press photos, found here, of the destruction from this week’s tornados in the Midwest. This man was driving his truck when it was swept off a road in El Reno, Oklahoma.

The Right to Choose in India

  THE LATEST census figures from India show there are 7.1 million fewer girls than boys under the age of six. The disparity is caused by sex-selective abortion. A new public health report about the rise of sex-selective abortion of girls in India refers to the relative affluence and education of the women having the abortions. What the news accounts fail […]