More banana bread links

Old links, like old bananas, shouldn’t be allowed to go to waste. So when I find myself with a surplus of unused links and bookmarks, I try to mash them up and make something delicious. George Clooney, a movie star, is heading for the stage, where the Academy Award-winner will star in: … the West [Read More...]

Screenwriters: No, back issues of The Smalltown Gazette from the 1930s are not archived online

Via Matt Yglesias I learn that the complete archives of Vogue magazine are now online. Those who can afford it — the subscription apparently costs $1,575 a year — can access “every single page from every issue dating back to the magazine’s American debut in 1892.” I mention this in the hopes that TV writers [Read More...]

Running errands

It’s kind of a hectic Tuesday, with some holiday errands further delaying an already late Tribulation Force post (it’s coming). But here’s a few brief items in the meantime … Rick Perry’s ad rated “False” by PolitiFact So, can kids pray and openly celebrate Christmas in school? Absolutely, we conclude, though public school officials are [Read More...]

Rebuilding the table

Luke 14:15-24 Someone gave a great dinner and invited many. At the time for the dinner he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, “Come; for everything is ready now.” But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, “I have bought a piece of land, and [Read More...]

Walter Cronkite and a familiar story

Jim Burroway of Box Turtle Bulletin shares a story about the late CBS newsman Walter Cronkite. I’d never heard this story before, yet it’s familiar to me and, I suspect, familiar too to many others like me. On Dec. 11, 1973: Mark Segal of the Philadelphia-based Gay Raiders posed as a reporter for the Camden [Read More...]

Cleaning out the bookmarks


Just as the grocery store periodically puts the browner bananas on sale, I try to clear out my bookmarks every little bit to make room for the fresher inventory. I bookmarked most of these fully intending to return to them someday, eventually, later to write something thoughtful or reflective about them. But since that’s apparently [Read More...]

Sunday favorites

Isaiah 61:1-4 The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour, and the day [Read More...]

Satanic baby-killers

They’re everywhere. I should probably warn you that the article linked to and quoted below includes nearly every horrifying trigger that one might imagine. Will Storr recounts “The mystery of Carole Myers“: When she was found dead at 41, Carole Myers left a statement saying she had suffered Satantic child abuse at the hands of [Read More...]