A little light web wandering this evening brought me to this pointed observation by Scott Paeth. “It’s always instructive to see how religious heirarchies are likely to respond to movements for social change. Religion is often, though not always, a conservative force in society, so that militates against the possibility of Anglican officialdom siding with […]
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from the ever-intriguing and often hilarious XKCD.
…speaks a thousand words. A great photo by Fairfax Media’s Mark Taylor of Dagg escaping the clutches of Cooper. (Via Stuff.co.nz)
This American Life is rarely less than great and this old episode from 2003, featuring the marvelous words of Michael Bernard Loggins, is no exception.
Paul Thomas makes some interesting points on Palin’s comparison of Barak Obama to Jimmy Carter in his op-ed piece in Saturday’s NZH. Since being unceremoniously ejected from the White House in 1980, Jimmy Carter has devoted much time and energy to making hellish parts of the world a little less hellish. Now he’s on the […]
As a close relative of someone with an autism spectrum disorder, I read yesterday’s British Medical Journal article explaining in detail how Andrew Wakefield fixed his study and the case against the MMR vaccine with sadness. Sad that, for whatever reasons, a consultant erred in his professional responsibilities, his consideration of his colleagues and his duty of care to […]
A funny from the always excellent but sometimes unfathomable xkcd, coinciding nicely with listening again this week to the thought-provoking story of Carlton Pearson in the Heretics episode of This American Life.
In Bob Goff Turns the Idea of Charity Upside Down, a guest post on Donald Miller’s blog, Justin Zoradi gives us cause to reflect on our attitude to giving and charity. Subverting the usual story of us giving to them, the post describes how former child soldiers in Uganda decided to donate some of the […]
Life has been busy since my last post and I have had a fair amount to occupy my time. Consequently, blogging has taken second place to real life but, in the fashion of my good chum David, here’s a quick visual catch up. Home made Cornish Pasties SWMBO is a great if somewhat reluctant cook […]
Dear Kristine Elizabeth Hoffman I love the occasional and unintended glimpses of other people’s lives that I find in the second hand books I read. I have been idly wondering about how many degrees, in this internet-connected global village of ours, separate two complete strangers whose only connection is a paperback book. For instance, take the […]