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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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Job Seekers Open Thread, Aug. 1

. 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…]

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Sunday favorites

James 2:14-26 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill’, and yet you [Read More…]

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Friday fragments

The Infrastructurist brings us “10 of the Dumbest Road Signs You’ll Ever See,” some of which are dumb, but some of which are kind of awesome. To me the strangest road sign is the one that says “Form Two Lanes.” I used to pass such a sign every night at four in the morning on [Read More…]

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A prayer for infrastructure investment

From The Atlantic: “Another Dust Bowl?” After a spring filled with reports of devastating floods and tornadoes, another climatological disaster is taking shape. Fourteen states across the south, particularly Texas, are facing a lethal combination of record heat and low precipitation.  The Office of the Texas State Climatologist reports that this past June was the [Read More…]

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