7 Quick Takes (2/4/11)

--1-- It's Superbowl weekend, and this will be a series of Superbowl-related takes, but, to clarify, I'm decidedly anti-football.  And I'm not opposed to football the same lazy, uninterested way I'm opposed to watching baseball or basketball.  Football, because of its high concussion and traumatic brain injury rate is uniquely awful and destructive.  --2--If you want a quick overview to the problem of concussions in football, start with Malcolm Gladwell's New Yorker article "Of … [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes (1/28/11)

--1--Hi visitors from Conversion Diary, and welcome.  This week I've been focusing on a defence of covenant marriage from a non-religious perspective, which is still in progress (the next post in the series will go up this afternoon).For regular readers of this blog, I'm going to respond to some of the questions raised by yesterday's post this weekend, but, in the meantime, I thought I'd share this very apropos cartoon from Dinosaur Comics:--2--Chris Stefanick wrote a great take-down … [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes (1/21/11)

--1-- Earlier this week, I posted the lengthy list of books that readers recommended in response to my New Year's Challenge.  I've been looking through the list, and I'm narrowing down some books to start with.  This Sunday, I'll be posting my thoughts about Lee Strobel's The Case for Faith, a book I was in the middle of before I solicited suggestions.  The books that follow are the one's I'm most inclined to read next, so they may be showing up on a "Sunday's Good Book" feature sooner rather th … [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes (1/14/11)

School has begun so, for this week's Quick Takes, I'm listing the classes I'll be taking this semester.  I'm also in the Yale Daily News with a column on the value of shop classes (woodworking, glassblowing, etc). --1--The first class (and the only normal undergraduate class I'm taking) is Oratory in Statecraft.  The class is a mix of the history of oratory (starting with the Illiad) and a practical workshop in writing and delivering speeches.  I'm so excited; I've wanted to take the class s … [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes (1/7/11)

School starts on Monday!  So that's when I'll be posting my responses to the New Year's Challenge and listing the challenges I'll take on.  This weekend, I'll have a book post up, but for right now, I'm exhausted from the terrible task of cleaning my room (especially since I was in the middle of a paper when I left, and I just tossed things on the floor and the bed, locked up and ran).  So today's Quick Takes are just some photos of posters, etc in my room. --1--This poster on my dorm room d … [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes (12/31/10)

Happy New Year's Eve!  I'll still have a couple of posts going up this weekend, and, on Monday, I'll be debuting the guest bloggers who will be fleshing out their disagreement on the prospect of discerning purpose in nature.I started this blog over the summer as a way to try to clarify my thoughts on religion and morality, especially after I started reading Christian apologetics and attending Mass with my Catholic boyfriend.  One hundred and fifty posts later, we're still surprised by the amo … [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes (12/17/10)

I have exams/papers and have been trying (and failing) to ignore the internet.  While I'm blocking it, you can check out some of my favorite webcomics below. --1-- Unsurprisingly, one of my absolute favorite webcomics is xkcd, which bills itself as "a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language."  I'm a proud owner of the "Stand Back, I'm Going to Try Science" t-shirt, but my proudest xkcd link is the one that got me and three friends into the xkcd in Real Life heading on the wikipedia pa … [Read more...]