Weekend Edition: 12-29

I figure I can’t let the year close without at least one more Weekend Edition. One minor problem is that my delay in making the decision means a couple items I would normally include slipped off the radar (my news reader, actually).

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Why must the nation grieve with God? […]

Book Review: Infinite West by Fraser Harrison

British travel writer Fraser Harrison knows most travelogues are written with the writer’s home country in mind. He admits, though, that he didn’t necessarily aim Infinite West: Travels in South Dakota at British or other readers. He also is addressing “the people who inhabit the exotic land through which I journeyed.” Although writing as a […]

A heathen’s Christmas greeting – 2012

Another Christmas means it’s time to post my annual Christmas greeting, borrowing from Jackson Browne’s “The Rebel Jesus“:

And once a year when Christmas comes We give to our relations And perhaps we give a little to the poor If the generosity should seize us But if any one of us should interfere In the […]

Desire — or not

I know I’ve posted it before but it’s a saying that’s stuck with me for probably 35 years. It’s one of the entries in Hugh Prather’s Notes to Myself: “If the desire to write is not accompanied by actual writing then the desire is not to write.”

As has been evident over the past […]

Weekend Edition: 12-8

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

The Power of Negative Thinking (“The ultimate value of the ‘negative path’ may not be its role in facilitating upbeat emotions or even success. It is simply realism.”)

Blog Headline of the Week

Scientists Find Evidence of Oldest Dinosaur; Creationists Find Evidence That Scientists Miscalculated By 235 Million Years […]