I know that some historians think that she doesn't do history properly, but I have always liked Karen Armstrong's books. She seems to have a breadth of view that is expansive, and incorporates a lot of different ideas and perspectives. Blog Category:  Current Affairs

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Well, life changes, things change, so, well, my blogs will change. I've had three blogs since I've been blogging, this main blog, which I've basically had for three years, the technology desk, which I had for about 3 months, which I killed because I realized I couldn't maintain it in seminary, and my ministry blog […]

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I've had some interesting things that I wanted to blog about over the past few days. Intriguing events have happened, useful thoughts have arisen, compelling ideas have come, and gone. And I have had to mostly either put up with slow silly windows machines in a computer lab, or truck my laptop to one or […]

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The PSR campus wireless has been down for  three #!$*ing weeks now. And because I could get wireless in my room, about a month ago, I cancelled my DSL. So I am borrowing bandwidth from cafes, the computer lab, or, much more happily, my SO's wireless. But, it has put a major crimp in my […]

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Not so long ago, I said that changes were afoot. I feel finally ready to blog about the most recent results of a process that I've been going through for the past few weeks or so. This is just another leg of the journey I started over two years ago, in my decision to go […]

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I didn't watch the Emmys, well, because I don't watch television. But due to the wonders of the web, I did see Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart do a hilarious skit at the Emmys. Blog Category:  Humor

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I love the Pew Research Center. They provide such great data on people's ideas and attitudes. They are a real reality check on what we think is going on in this country. So anyway, the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press just released a new study on the relationship between religion and […]

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Interestingly enough, although I've read a fair bit about stem cells, and, even a long time ago, taught a section of a course on the possible use of stem cells for particular kinds of neurological problems, I haven't blogged about them yet. Blog Category:  Politics Religion Science

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I had a book as a kid which I think I read at least five times. It was called "Nine Planets" (probably this one.) It had a chapter on each planet, and lots of good information. Well, there are now only eight planets, Pluto was given the axe, and demoted from planethood. Blog Category:  Science

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I've always considered myself creative, even though I don't consider myself an artist, per se. I spent a lot of my childhood creating worlds in my head, at the same time as I read countless creations of worlds done by many science fiction writers. This summer, I became a world creator. I have created a […]

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