Author of "Xmas Carol" trashes the Vatican and chronicles the American decline. Plus gay stuff, science, atheism, baseball and writing.
April 11, 2011
Sign of the times
In the unlikely location of a North Carolina jewelry store near the beach, a lavishly jeweled cross and a ring once owned by Pope Paul VI sit under lock and key, awaiting transfer to an even less familiar venue for symbols of Roman Catholic authority: an eBay auction.