Three Score and Ten
Tim Challies with a poem by Edward Morris

The Gift of Gab
“You might be the sweetest Christian I know, but you can’t be a linebacker if you can’t read an offense.”

In Defense of Shame
By making small modifications to human behaviour, we are able to maximize public health by maintaining social distance during sex, preferably through a hole [in] a wall. Problem solved.

The good guys in the GameStop story? It’s the hedge funds and short sellers.
My take: With this much crazy going on with public finance, look for the bubbles. Speculation in random penny stocks is way better than, say, the entire housing market. Jury’s still out on the Musk bubble.


Howdy. Here’s some interesting reading:

* 83% of physicians are considering quitting, and other interesting answers from a Doctor Patient Medical Association survey.
* CS Lewis and GK Chesterton agree: Tyranny for the good of the people is called… tyranny.
* Similarly, in test cases tyranny leads to rebellion.
* Passive solar heat from aluminum cans. What I want is aluminum can air conditioning.
* Book burning


Here’s a collection of my favorites from today’s reading:

  • Doug Wilson on making regeneration an idol. I love the first paragraph.
  • A comparison of prices. Apparently homes in Detroit and Williston, ND, are the same price.
  • Rococo Cola
  • Inequality – Necessary? This guy gets bonus points every time he mentions the book, The Bottom Billion. I probably should read it some time.
  • Yes, this is how we react to indirect fire in a combat zone.
  • Caught in a recursion:Congress passes a bill that makes it illegal for Congress to later modify that bill. Guess which bill it is.
  • I’m not sure how this works: University makes waves by considering ability to pay in its admissions process. Was it adjusting tuition post hoc before? How would that work at McDonalds?
  • I’ve got qualms of my own about the value of a college degree, but really it’s the second sentence in this post that caught my attention.
  • As far as I know, all of my friends from my high school church youth group ended up in full-time ministry. I’m the only one who still holds a “secular” job. So this article has some pull for me. But I still harbor in my heart the hope that maybe, one day I’ll be a preacher too…

Godly irony

Jollyblogger has a new post up. I really love to watch this man think, and I think it’s a great pity that he’s able write so rarely.

It also strikes me as odd how a man can be so important while chastising himself for thinking he might be important. Particularly when the thing that makes him important is how profoundly he realizes his pride in thinking he might be important. Similarly with courage: It is sad, but bright to see someone die so well.


This is why every mom should be trained as a nurse. Also: note the clinical style. 🙂

Update: Continued in Parts 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Part 7 is an interview with the patient.

Speaking as literature analyst, I must tell you that the terse style is excellent for bringing out the emotional pull of the experience. As a friend I can say, That’s a good mommy! I’m also left with the distinct sense that Tom is a better husband than I.

I also love the chatterbox questionaire. I’d love to see Jocelyn answer some classic theology questions.