Thursday, September 9

Random

Fire tornado pictures -- this one from Hawaii ~ National Geographic

Diggin' the electric bagpipe in the new Keith and Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend song, "By Faith" ~ link

"Is people group thinking still relevant in today’s more-urban world?" Doug Lucas responds. ~ link

Our governor's political rhetoric is sounding more and more like delusional paranoia. Troubling and sad. Do we need to do an intervention? ~ AZ Central

Mesa, Arizona was the fastest growing city in the nation in the 70, 80's, and early 90's. Now it may be experiencing population decline. ~ KTAR

Not very many people are moving into Arizona these days -- and that is slowing the economic recovery here. Is it that everyone thinks we're all a bunch of bigots? Or maybe they've somehow got the impression that this is a third world war zone. Have we become our own worst enemy?~ AZ Central

  We learned at the Laveen Community Council meeting last night that enrollment in Laveen schools is up 8% over last year.

  Glen Stassen plugging the Christian ethics emphasis at Fuller Theological Semianry -- short, simple, clear introduction to the idea of Christian ethics. ~ Vimeo

  All of the attention we're giving these "pastors" in Florida only serves to validate their "ministry" -- at least in their minds. ~ link

  9-11 has morphed into something called "Patriot Day" in the US. (That's because we were lacking in holidays to demonstrate nationalism.)

Rosh Hashanah -- שנה טובה תכתבו

And today is National Weinerschnitzel Day. (I think that one came into existence to correct the American perception that weinerschnitzel is somehow related to the hot dog.)

Donations for the Covenant World Relief Pakistan relief fund will be distributed through the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden, which has a 30-year history of ministering in Pakistan. 1,600 people have been killed in the flooding but 13.8 million people have suffered extensive loss. ~ link

The ASU Police Department now using three-wheeled Piagios for patrol. Way cool. ~ ABC15

Oh great, I got email that says, "Arizona Bankruptcy is now following you on Twitter!" That exactly what I need -- bankruptcy in hot pursuit! But I think they're probably wasting their time and energy. They should go follow someone else around!

Never mind, the whole revolution thingy was probably a mistake. "The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore..." ~ Fidel Castro

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