A bit of housekeeping

You may have noticed I’ve started indexing the Left Behind posts in their new home here at Patheos. That should make it easier for anyone wanting to start at the beginning and read through them in order. (It should also make it easier to adapt those posts into some sort of e-book or some such, [Read More...]

On the road to Weehawken

Or consider the role and duty of a ferry boat captain. Her job is to pilot a ferry boat from Point A to Point B and back again according to schedule while ensuring the safety of her passengers. That is her primary responsibility. It’s what she was hired to do and what she is paid [Read More...]

Job Seekers Open Thread, Aug. 8

. Job seekers: Let us know where you are and what you’re looking for. Everybody: Skim through and see if you know something, or know someone, or know someone who knows someone, who might help out one of our job seekers. [Read more...]

Bossypants and The Og Story

So last week my wife and I wound up stuck in a room — well, in a series of rooms — with no way to leave and just one book between us. The obvious solution to this dilemma was to have one of us read aloud to the other. The book we happened to have [Read More...]

Sunday favorites

Ecclesiastes 7:16-17 Do not be too righteous, and do not act too wise; why should you destroy yourself? Do not be too wicked, and do not be a fool; why should you die before your time? [Read more...]

Tipping points

To get a good old-fashioned Thursday flame war warmed up, we could bring up one of the standard “controversial topics” — abortion, the existence/non-existence of God, libertarianism, Kirk/Picard, etc. Or we could really stoke the fire by linking to this: “10 Handy Rules for Tipping,” by the L.A. Weekly’s Jonathan Gold (via Off the Kuff). [Read More...]

X-ray of head reveals nothing

That headline (originally about Dizzy Dean) was happily true again today for the slacktivixen. The Big Scary Possibilities her doctors were worried about have all now been ruled out, thank God, and the official word is that she just needs some time to recover from the past two days of really unpleasant testing and poking [Read More...]

Waiting room

The good news is that the family waiting room at HUP has free Internet access. The bad news is that I’m in the family waiting room at HUP. The very good doctors here say it’s probably nothing. The easy, uncomplicated tests let them rule out most of the Big Scary Possibilities and they say I’ll [Read More...]