During the holidays everyone needs a break from studying for exams and Christmas shopping. I wanted to put together a diverse tour that rocks in many musical directions but always points to Christ.
My grandson sees me as Lois on TV every Christmas and that scores me points.
I see a wiser person than when I was younger: having babies and passing 30 were the turning points. What women in their 40s - I am 39 - lack in gorgeousness they make up for in wisdom. I love ageing despite the drawbacks - thinner drier skin.
What's different now is that while political leaders used to give talking points to talk radio now talk-radio hosts are giving talking points to political leaders. It's all part of the suffocating spin cycle we're in. In media politics and publishing the conventional wisdom is to play to this base.
Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately.
You'd think experienced political professionals would know better than to place their trust in exit polls notoriously inaccurate surveys that had John Kerry winning the 2004 election by five points when he actually lost by three.
As a child I sometimes used to travel to the West Bank to visit my family so I know what the checkpoints felt like. I knew what it was like to live under occupation.
I like ice hockey but it's a frustrating game to watch. It's hard to keep your eyes on both the puck and the players and too much time passes between scoring in hockey. There are usually more fights than there are points.
It is in Virginia and Georgia that the war now rages and where it will continue for at these points - Richmond and Atlanta - the enemy's main strength is concentrated.
Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points they almost always win.
Like many students I found the drudgery of real experiments and the slowness of progress a complete shock and at my low points I contemplated other alternative careers including study of the philosophy or sociology of science.
True science is never speculative it employs hypotheses as suggesting points for inquiry but it never adopts the hypotheses as though they were demonstrated propositions.
'The Killing' has a really great combination of qualities: Even though it's very sad and deals with mourning and grief it's still exciting. It's about real people and it doesn't shy from the painful points of life.
There were points in my life where I felt oddly irresistible to women. I'm not in that state now and that makes me sad.
I have more respect for somebody who points at his ideal - in this case the ideal of the pirate - and then becomes something that's more radical more exciting more subversive than a pirate could ever be.
First of all the Jewish religion has a great deal in common with the Christian religion because as Rabbi Gillman points out in the show Christianity is based on Judaism. Christ was Jewish.
But nobody is listening to those points. They are just listening to the gossip which is saying that I knew I was positive for all these years because I had a faked test a few years ago.
When people ask me about my story I just go through the positive stuff: the tent-pole moments the big landmark checkpoints.
No art form points like poetry to this originality of language as to its essential and abiding concern.
A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself.
There is so much of good in human nature that men grow to like each other upon better acquaintance and this points to another way in which we may strive to promote the peace of the world.
There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism.
Each of us has a very rich nature and can look at things objectively from a distance and at the same time can have something more personal to say about them. I am trying to look at the world and at myself from many different points of view. I think many poets have this duality.