Weekly Meanderings, 8 February 2014

Correcting the President, Christina Hoff Sommers: It’s the bogus statistic that won’t die—and president deployed it during the State of the Union—but women do not make 77 cents to every dollar a man earns. President Obama repeated the spurious gender wage gap statistic in his State of the Union address. “Today,” he said, “women make [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 1 February 2014

Wow, that’s a super sized boulder! Joe Carter, at the Acton Institute blog, opines about economic theory, taking on the President’s State of the Union address, and then he suggests 10 things that folks ought to know about income inequality — esp what drives it, which he says is that good ol’ vice Envy. OK, this [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 25 January 2014

To my knowledge, a student has never Rickroll’d me in a paper or essay, but this physics student pulled it off. A high school student managed to “rickroll” his physics teacher, cleverly inserting the lyrics of Rick Astley’s ’80s hit “Never Gonna Give You Up” and lining the words up perfectly. Even more impressive, the [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings 18 January 2014

Kristin answers why she permits her teenage daughter to pierce her nose. “Why on earth did you let your eighth grade daughter get her nose pierced?!?” To be fair, no one has actually asked me that nosy question (pun intended), but I can hear it resonating in their minds, bouncing around until it leaks out [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 11 January 2014

Chicago’s icy week. Jordan Weissmann says the US government is giving out more money than would be necessary to make college tuition free in all of America’s public universities/colleges: A mere $62.6 billion dollars! According to new Department of Education data, that’s how much tuition public colleges collected from undergraduates in 2012 across the entire United [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 21 December 2013

Northern Seminary each year has a staff Christmas party, with a little bit of singing and eating and praying and congratulating … all wrapped up with nothing less than a leg-slappin’ riot of white elephant gifts, and here is none other than our OT prof, Claude Mariottini wearing some get-up he received as a gift. [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 14 December 2013

I’m glad baseball season is just around the corner. Time to start finding your favorite Yogi Berra statement (or fiction). Yogi was having a bad hair day, which is the same as a 70s hair day. A good example of turning the other cheek, eh? CLEVELAND — A man was caught on camera stealing from [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 7 December 2013

John Blake’s article on C.S. Lewis, the man you never knew, is simply not news for anyone who has ever cared to know. Furthermore, the essay lacks perspective in the direction and change in Lewis’ own life. Tell a man’s story true, but tell it fair. (CNN) – He looked like a “red-faced pork butcher in [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 30 November 2013

Miz Shelby gets schooled at church: Miz Shelby had not been home in nearly a year. Not since Christmas last, when that awful phone call about grandmama dying interrupted the gift-giving. So she came home this weekend. Miz Shelby and her momma got facials, did a little shopping, made Rice Krispy treats and generally hung [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 23 November 2013

Biggest running back in history? (Yes, 6-4, 400 lbs.) On the basis of research, here are ten things you can do for your own happiness. Shauna Niequist speaks about what she learned from her mother (Lynn Hybels). Ann Voskamp on the meaning of romantic — as boring: The real romantics imagine greying and sagging and [Read More...]