Sunday, October 28


~ Continental Airlines is positioning itself to cash in on the military buildup on Guam. Any other takers? Competition is what is most needed out here.Martin Luther

Luther, Habbakuk, and the Reformation -- Sam Rowen connects some dots.

~ Skype is jumping into the discount mobile phone business -- at least in Europe. Link

~ Dave is already on the road in the States. I catch up with him next Sunday.

~ It's disconcerting when it is front page news again and again that the school district is going to be able to make payroll. This is an ongoing issue and it's a reason that the schools on Guam have a hard time attracting teachers. Teaching is hard enough without having to worry each month whether you're going to get paid on time. I personally know three Guam educators who have "gone on to other things" in the past 6 months. Brain drain.

~ Major breakthrough -- "Plumpynut" -- new food concoction that will save the lives of millions of malnourished people. $1 for a daily dose "...made of peanut butter, powdered milk, powdered sugar, and enriched with vitamins and minerals. It tastes like a peanut butter paste. It is very sweet, and because of that kids cannot get enough of it."

~ The New Statesman has a piece on Frank Schaeffer's new book. "That question haunts Frank Schaeffer's new memoir of being Francis Schaeffer's son, Crazy for Francis SchaefferGod: How I Grew Up As One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back. (My pre-publication copy sports a blunter subtitle: How I Helped Found the Religious Right and Ruin America.) It's a brilliant book, a portrait of fundamentalism painted in broad strokes with streaks of nuance, the twinned coming-of-age story of Frank and the Christian right. But this story moves in more than one direction: both coming-of-age narratives are pulled against the current by the tragedy of Francis Schaeffer, a man who let his children, biological and ideological, guide him down a path from which he'd spent his whole life struggling to get off."

Interesting story. I guess I never really identified Francis Schaeffer with the "religious right" -- at least the politicized version of it. I may have to break down and buy the book. It keeps coming up on the radar.

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