Just got a call from Spirit--one of our other friends stationed with him is apparently experiencing some form of paralysis. My prayers are with you, my friend.
As usual, a couple links before work (or before I go attempt to figure out what I can eat before work):
Forbidden and banned books. I especially like how each book on the list includes a "(purchase)" link to the book at Amazon. That's style. "Clan of the Cave Bear" made the list because of "graphic sex descriptions," but the other books in the series did not. CotCB contains passages that refer loosely to a different attitude toward sex ("Boys bounced on girls in imitation of their parents," and "hymens were pierced young...") and passages of violent but not sexually detailed rape incidents. The other books in the series have passages of what in any other books might be considered outright pornography. This may be why Earth's Children is one of my favorite book series.
Ten commandments of the ethical atheist would also seem to apply to spiritual seekers and humanists. Worth a read, at any rate.