Excuse me, while I kiss the sky.

Ceiling.jpg Whenever I pull out the ladder, which is often, for some reason light bulbs burn out constantly in my apartment, Finney immediately climbs to the top of the ladder. Good boy! Who’s a great little ladder climber? You are!

Big news! The pope has added some more sins! More ways to go astray. I like some of them, actually. They are:

1. “Bioethical” violations such as birth control.
2. “Morally dubious” experiments such as stem cell research.
3. Drug abuse.
4. Polluting the environment.
5. Contributing to widening divide between rich and poor.
6. Excessive wealth.
7. Creating poverty.

I like 4 through 7, and have committed 1 and 3. Maybe 4. And compared to some people in the world, maybe 5 and 6 (but for the record, I do not make a lot of money, I’m just saying). How am I doing with the 10 commandments? Not so good. I haven’t murdered anyone or born false witness against my neighbor or committed adultery. And I haven’t coveted my neighbor’s wife, but I have coveted her husband on occasion.

I am the Lord your God.
You shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself an idol.
You shall not make wrongful use of the name of your God.
Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.
Honor your Father and Mother.
You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house.
You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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One thought on “Excuse me, while I kiss the sky.

  1. I wonder what the Pope thinks about “American Idol”? Speaking of which…. gotta go!

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