Monday, August 16

Random

aurora borealis The aurora borealis have been providing some pretty spectacular light shows up north. This Guardian photo, featuring my favorite shade of green, was taken in Denmark. ~ Guardian

Are you really leading a minimalist lifestyle if you have a laptop, an iPad, an Amazon Kindle, and two external hard drives? Relatively speaking I suppose so -- but you can accumulate a lot of stuff on hard drives. Absolutely no criticism intended. ~ Boing Boing

North Korea is now tweeting. As they plug into the rest of the world perhaps they'll figure out that no one means them harm. ~ link

I've now finished episode 11 of season 1 of the Australian Navy drama Sea Patrol. They are about to launch their fifth season so I've got some catching up to do. Grateful for Hulu, which may go public soon. ~ Fast Company

The quest for cool hipster Christianity has been noticed by the Wall Street Journal ~ WSJ

40% of taxes in US are paid by 1% of the people -- those known as millionaires. ~ link

Seth Godin pegs it with "the fear tax." ~ link

Clark Pinnock Clark Pinnock, the 20th century theologian who I appreciated for his eclectic approach, died yesterday. It was announced in March that he was suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. Even though his theological shifting annoyed many, he always remained warmly evangelical. I once heard someone describe his love of Dr Pinnock by saying that "He is not afraid to change his mind." He was a humble theologian who was also known for his love and good deeds.
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