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Christianity and Childhood

We  have forgotten just how deep a cultural revolution Christianity wrought. In fact, we forget about it precisely because of how deep it was: There are many ideas that we simply take for granted as natural and obvious, when in fact they didn’t exist until the arrival of Christianity changed things completely. Take, for instance, […]

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Nepal Earthquake

It was really busy at our house yesterday, so I only checked updates on the news perhaps 3 times. The first time the death toll from the Nepal earthquake was around 900.  The second time it was 1200.  Last night it was nearly 1900 People are sleeping in streets, and it’s not exactly warm out […]

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Climate Change in Moscow

And to certify you of the weather here, men say, that these three hundred years was never so warm weather in this country at this time of the year.   From Hakluyt’s Moscow voyages:  THE LETTER OF MASTER GEORGE KILLINGWORTH, THE COMPANY’S FIRST AGENT IN MUSCOVY,Touching their entertainment in their second voyage.  Anno 1555, the 27th of November, in Moscow. 

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Clinton charities refiling taxes for last five years

Story here. Yes, they are hypocrites, just like these MSNBC people who didn’t file their taxes properly. I have no doubt that some of the bad filings are the result of trying to get out of ‘paying their fair share.’ But honestly, mostly (except for Al Sharpton) I think these are illustrations of the fact […]

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The Dangerous Politics of Wishful Thinking

The Chevy Volt is a failure, and it’s the most expensive vehicular failure ever- thanks to government subsidies based on wishful thinking. Convinced that they know better than the markets, government agents determined to funnel our money, taxpayers hard-earned dollars, to support this product. That means each single Volt actually costs around a quarter of […]

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best book lists

Amazon has a list of top 100 books to read.  I was not impressed with their list over all, and I’ve only read 40 0f them. This is a list of the best 50 books you should read.  I’ve read 35. NPR’s top 100 fantasy and sci-fi books.  I’ve only read 39 out of a […]

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The Chemistry of Things That Go Bang

This is cool: And this is even cooler (it’s nearly half an hour long, and some of you will want a slight language warning):

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Printable Memory Verse Cards

Set printer paper to index card, landscape, margins 1.3, then choose print preview to make sure it’s going to work.  Print onto index cards- or print on paper that you cut and tape or glue to the index cards. You’ll find tips on learning memory verses and other Bible study ideas here.  

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MOre on the Hugo

  Quick and hasty backstory: Hugo awards for Science Fiction titles are awarded based on votes by members of worldcon, a group of sci fi hobbyists, fans, writers, editors and publishers who share their mutual love of sci-fi by getting together once a year or so.  Only of late, some aver that they share an […]

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Home-Made Mother’s Day Present

  Make Your Own Dry-Erase Board (mine took five minutes)    

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