Saturday, October 30


> This guy understands gardening and will undoubtedly be a great church (Good story, Stan!)

Poland is building the world's largest Jesus statue. Stand by for an outpouring of great blessings -- a little old fashioned mana! ~ link

If the alcohol doesn't kill you the caffeine might. ~ BoingBoing

The ASU vanity plates have been redesigned. At least they're readable. Many of the special interest plates in Arizona (of which there is a plethora) are totally unreadable -- too busy, poor color combinations, etc. Some such as the University of Arizona version are totally lifeless. ~ link

We're trying to do everything else online -- so, is it possible to have an online spiritual retreat? The Jesuits are experimenting. ~ link

Clothing with a political message is campaigning. Campaigning is appropriate outside the polling stations but not in them. Why are people making a federal case out of this? I suspect they like the attention that comes with agitation. It makes us feel important. ~ KTAR

"Internet mogul Ma Huateng is number nine on Forbes magazine's list of the richest people in China, with a fortune of 4.4 billion dollars. But he gets 450 dollars a month in official housing subsidies." ~ AFP

"Does it seem odd to you that the young man behind the world's biggest 'social network' appears to be a friendless, socially awkwardly geek, at least on film? What about the idea of 500 million people 'friending' complete strangers or mere acquaintances?" ~ Dick Staub

For some times I've had a vision for developing an online theological seminary, on a low-bandwidth mobile platform, that would provide free education for developing world students using volunteer teachers from around the world. has a story on the successes and challenges of using DE in the developing world. ~ link

My Yelp review of El Mesquite Restaurant, where we ate last night. ☺ ~ link

Mark Galli nails it. Personal significance isn't all that it is cut out to be -- especially when you compare it to virtue. ~ CT

"Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before." ~ a Thessalonians 4:11 (NLT) provides a service for a fee that in many places around the world you'd get for free. Pay for WiFi in the mall? ~ link

Southwest Airlines is introducing Mexico flights though its partner Volaris. ~ link

New at iTunes U: free e-textbooks, from Oxford, Rice, and Open Universities. ~ CHE

New word -- "Clanning: Belonging to a group that represents common feelings, causes or ideals; validating one's own belief system." ~ Faith Popcorn

1 comment:

Carol Noren Johnson said...

Always find your random posts interesting.

The Seattle Times article on combining alcohol with other drugs is most interesting. No one at the party called 911. I wonder if the parents who owed the summer home will be arrested--this happens in some states.