Weekend Edition: 8-16

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

The god effect (“The same mechanism that enhances our creativity – juicing up the right-sided limbic and prefrontal brain regions with dopamine – also opens us up to religious ideas and experience. But if these brain circuits are pushed too far, thinking becomes not merely divergent but outright deviant [...]

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Weekend Edition: 8-9

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Today is National Book Lovers Day, although I figure I celebrate it 365 times a year

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American Manifesto (“We as Americans have the responsibility to live up to our claims of being the greatest country on earth.”)

How Faith — and Fear — Created the World’s [...]

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Weekend Edition: 8-2

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The great forgetting (“And here is one uplifting aspect of ageing: our stories of self get better.”)

How Did Bob Dylan Get So Weird? (“On a good night he makes some of his best-known songs unrecognizable, and on a bad one you come out wondering what it was, [...]

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Weekend Edition: 7-26

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How The Public Library Turned Me Into A Reader (“The books that visited me from the public library were mostly ephemeral events in my life; they came, were devoured, were discarded and were ultimately forgotten. Their effects, however, still linger.”)

Most Cringeworthy Lawsuit of the Week

An Alabama man [...]

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Weekend Edition: 7-19

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Although I doubt he or she is reading this, I just wanted to tell the asshat in Provo, Utah, who tries to hack the site several times a day that using different IP addresses ain’t gonna help. There’s also a dickwad in KC who’s not quite so pesistent.

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Weekend Edition: 7-12

Prior Post Update

The Leawood, Kan., City Council Monday approved a moratorium until Oct. 20 that exempts little lending libraries from an ordinance that prohibits structures in front yards

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Quitting the Cancer Battle (“Cancer patients are betrayed by our culture’s dishonesty.”

Hell-bent (“…one thing’s for certain: in the [...]

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