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Sympathy

“Oh, don’t worry.  If I’d wanted sympathy, I wouldn’t have called you.” My sister called me to express frustration with a friend who had canceled a get-together at the last minute for the second time in a row.  We discussed … Continue reading

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The Very Best Crazy, part 3

12 Great Reasons To Start Alternate Nostril Breathing: | Rejuvenation Lounge. Alternate. Nostril. Breathing.  As in, you cover one nostril to inhale, cover the other nostril to exhale, and then reverse it.  The article suggests starting with 12 repetitions and … Continue reading

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Knockoff

I wish that all of you were as I am. So said Paul in 1 Corinthians 7.  He meant unmarried, because he was free to serve God without having to support and love a wife. Some time ago I read … Continue reading

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As we know it

This morning the ladies were discussing that the early believers evidently thought God was coming back within a few years, and even though they were wrong there are some indications that God wants each generation to think that, in order … Continue reading

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Mud

My mom is reading A Shepherd Looks At Psalm 23, which is exactly what it says on the tin.  (Incidentally, why are Amazon urls so ridiculously long and complicated?  it’s the only website I can think of where I can’t … Continue reading

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Three Things that Are Annoying Me Right Now

(Well, during the last few weeks at least.  Took a while to collect three, but posting just two seemed silly.  Or something.) 1  John Ringo He’s an author who writes military sci-fi novels and the like.  Hero and I recently … Continue reading

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Are Cornell Students Psychic? – NYTimes.com

Are Cornell Students Psychic? – NYTimes.com. Saw this snippet from the Freakonomics blog and found it fascinating.  It starts with subliminal “priming” – quickly flashing a negative image or word makes subjects quicker to identify the next image or word … Continue reading

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Seeking

I re-read most of The Magician’s Nephew yesterday.  I think that’s my favorite of the Narnia books; I enjoy the humor, I like the thought of Aslan singing the world into being, and the philosophical elements are ones I like … Continue reading

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Muddying the spilled milk

My friend Sue blogged today about the recent FDA raids on sources of raw milk.  (LA Times covered the raid here.)  She’s outraged, and probably reasonably so, about the restrictions on unpasturized foods. (I say probably because I wish I … Continue reading

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Sea of Data

I’ve seen quite a bit lately about the Internet age and the huge piles of data it produces.  The latest issue of Wired had an article about hunch.com, which is essentially moving towards social networking through data-mining, though their focus … Continue reading

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