Rest and Silence

Two links today: first to a piece about silence by my friend Shannon Huffman Polson over at Good Letters. In 1 Kings, God instructs Elijah to go out and watch as God passes by. Elijah sees great winds, an earthquake, a fire, distractions and shows, the inflammation of our daily lives, but that was not [Read More...]

Revising the List

I first met Erica Crotts and her husband five or six years ago, I think, back when they were still undergraduates who were attending International Arts Movement conferences in New York. So I was delighted by Erica’s lovely article about revising her to-do list after the birth of their first child: I’m learning that life [Read More...]

New Use for An Abandoned WalMart

I love seeing abandoned buildings and architectural features turned into new, productive ones. This is pretty cool - in McAllen, Texas, an abandoned WalMart has been turned into the nation’s largest single-floor public library: There are thousands of abandoned big box stores sitting empty all over America, including hundreds of former Walmart stores. With each store taking up [Read More...]

Back to School – With a Computer in Your Brain

File this under the “terrifying” heading: the New York Times reports that scientists are “edging closer to manipulating memory and downloading instructions from a computer right into a brain.” This has implications that seem straight out of both The Matrix and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: erasing memories, downloading languages, and the like. Just one little [Read More...]


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