Photobombing Frog

This isn’t particularly erudite or thoughtful or insightful, but it did make me chuckle and feel a bit bad: frog photobombs NASA launch. [Read more...]

Cathedrals

Over at the Paris Review blog, Casey N. Cep writes about cathedrals in Europe, and Ray Carver, and other things – and it’s lovely. They continue, when moments later Robert says, “Close your eyes now.” Now both blind, they keep moving across the paper, adding features of the cathedral silently. The catharsis of the encounter, rendered as [Read More...]

Messiness and Creativity

Well, this is interesting: some researchers thought that messiness – as opposed to tidiness – might serve a purpose. And so they did some research into messiness and found out some interesting things: When we analyzed the responses, we found that the subjects in both types of rooms came up with about the same number of [Read More...]

Outrage? Or Arrogance?

Katelyn Beaty (who is a colleague of mine at Christianity Today) recently wrote an excellent editorial about our “hunger for outrage” on the internet – and the problems it causes. Call it the tart deliciousness of moral outrage. From mayors’ sex scandals to pastors’ oddball comments to judges’ incoherent rulings, we are reminded 24/7 of the [Read More...]


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