Monday, May 23

Random

THIS IS a Madeiran rajão, one of the ancestral instruments to the ukulele. ~ link

LIGHT RAIL coming to Lagos -- should make a lot of difference to a lot of people in an extremely congested city. Chinese construction firm, Nigerian workers, Canadian oversight. ~ Global Post

WHY YOUR MEMORY is getting worse. ~ link

I'VE NOT YET been to Maui but I sure like groovin' to the tunes on Native 92.5. I do miss being around islanders.

IRENIC debriefing of the May 21st rapture fiasco by Timothy Dalrymple. I so like his approach and level-headedness that I've started to follow him on Twitter. It's always encouraging when the younger folk surpass the previous generation in wisdom. ~ link

"HAROLD CAMPING 'flabbergasted' world didn't end" -- Interesting story in the SF Chronicle uses language often employed to describe controling cults -- "shunned" -- "Camping's compound."

NEW HOUSE CHURCH magazine out of Canada -- Starfish Files. I assume that "starfish" is a reference to the dominant metaphor in The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations.This book, by Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom, originally a hot business title, has become a bit of a philosophical handbook to some of the house church folk looking for additional affirmation of their emphasis on flexible networks. (BTW, Kindle edition of the book is $12.99, but you can get a new paperback for $3. Which is the better bargain?)

IS VIETNAM the next China? ~ The Economist
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