• Go to college -- get a (longer) life! "Life expectancy in the United States is on the increase, but only among people with more than 12 years of education, a new study finds." It may have to do with the fact that well-educated people tend to smoke less. -- Link
• Bernard Kouchner, the foreign minister of France and and one of the more pro-American voices in the French government, says that "whoever succeeds President George W Bush may restore something of the United States' battered image and standing overseas, but that 'the magic is over.'" -- Link
There may actually be some truth to what he's saying but Americans will never take him seriously -- "What do you expect? He's French and the French are genetically disposed to dis the US."
• Friend and colleague Steve Bilynskyj's article "Beer for Breakfast: The Role of Suffering in Character Formation" is included in a new book, Johnny Cash and Philosophy (Popular Culture and Philosophy). -- Link
• I joined the VerveEarth blog network today. So far I'm the only blog on Guam. There is a blogger a few islands up on Saipan. -- "VerveEarth is mapping the internet's content onto a global map." -- Link
• Catch 22 -- The hydrogen cars are ready to go. But there aren't enough hydrogen stations. And no one wants to build hydrogen filling stations until the cars are on the road. -- Link