Archives for Sep 7, 2013 @ 19:41

California’s Rim Fire

The smoke has covered Lake Tahoe. [Read more…]

Power Nap, Yes!

From NYMag (HT: ANM): According to several studies summarized in the WSJ, naps are best optimized when based on an understanding of our natural circadian rhythms and REM cycles. Based on that, scientists (or professional nap analysts) have discovered the best time to nap is between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. while sitting up slightly [Read More…]

I Pray for Syria because…

I pray because Western interventions in Middle Eastern countries, military and otherwise, make the weak and needy of those nations, not least the already decimated native Christians, more and more susceptible to unspeakable violence. A strike against Syria’s regime is a double strike against the church. The only sensible, and usually ignored, strategy is the [Read More…]

Weekly Meanderings, 7 September 2013

Margaret Manning on the human propensity for legalisms: “Why is it that human beings become legalists regardless of the rules involved? The desire to have clear boundaries, and a concern for decency and order to guide communities, is both necessary and prudent. Yet somehow rules meant to offer shape for community living often grow into [Read More…]