If you've ever wondered why Estrogen starts with "Easter" …

Edited to Add on 7/19/05: Evidently the etymology of “Easter” is more complicated than what I assumed in my title (see Wikipedia on Easter, but the article below is still an interesting read. (i.e. I’m pointing this out more because of the title I used for this post than because of the article below)

Guardian | God and the good earth

Easter is one of those occasions on which human beings entertain a number of contradictory ideas. Christians celebrate a pagan fertility cult, while non-believers make their biannual journey to church. People whose lives are dominated by godless consumption give something up for Lent. A society governed by science engages in the ritual sacrifice and homeopathic magic – eggs and chicks and rabbits – required to induce the earth to bear fruit.
Why? Well, having read this you might fairly accuse me of drawing wide inferences from limited data, but the work of a soil geologist at the University of Oregon offers such a fascinating possible explanation of some of these contradictions that I cannot resist indulging in speculation. …

Author: Andrew Hinton

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  1. Andrew,

    Call or email me (Troy S. 402-371-0321, tsandelin@hotmail.com). We’re trying to put together a reunion for Sept. in Atlanta. Besides myself, it looks like Hudson, McGuire, Duralde, Blake, Tisinger, Shoemaker, J. Brown and Orr are in. Even if you can’t make it (although we wish that you could), you might be able to help us track down a few people. Hope all is well.


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