Friday, August 28, 2009

How to Avoid Auto-Repair Rip-Offs

Some good tips.

An online prayer garden

A nice little Flash website. The instructions from the email I received with it say:
First click on the gate door, then you can unlock the door with the key. When you enter the Garden, click on the little Lighting bug and follow instructions. Follow the bug, Open the book. When you get to the fountain click on each rock....(try to find the lighting bug to continue.) You need to click on the sticks on the riverbank and the scrolls on the table. Each page has something to click on but you will be able to figure it out.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Nerd merit badges


Her choice, her problem

Richard Smith has a thought-provoking article over at First Things. An excerpt:

Elective abortion changes everything. Abortion absolutely prevents the birth of a child. A woman’s choice for or against abortion breaks the causal link between conception and birth. It matters little what or who caused conception or whether the male insisted on having unprotected intercourse. It is she alone who finally decides whether the child comes into the world. She is the responsible one. For the first time in history, the father and the doctor and the health-insurance actuary can point a finger at her as the person who allowed an inconvenient human being to come into the world.

Read the rest here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Amazing football video

Showing that Drew Brees is more accurate than a world-class archer:

The saints as MVP's

Katie Rose has a great post (with some great visuals) talking about the saints as the MVP's of Christianity.

Monday, August 10, 2009

No tweets allowed

Party etiquette is changing to include rules about what can and cannot be blogged and posted on Twitter.

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Omnivore’s Delusion

Some thoughts on the modern "agri-intellectual" movement from the perspective of a farmer. An excerpt:

Lynn Niemann was a neighbor of my family's, a farmer with a vision. He began raising turkeys on a field near his house around 1956. They were, I suppose, what we would now call "free range" turkeys. Turkeys raised in a natural manner, with no roof over their heads, just gamboling around in the pasture, as God surely intended. Free to eat grasshoppers, and grass, and scratch for grubs and worms. And also free to serve as prey for weasels, who kill turkeys by slitting their necks and practicing exsanguination. Weasels were a problem, but not as much a threat as one of our typically violent early summer thunderstorms. It seems that turkeys, at least young ones, are not smart enough to come in out of the rain, and will stand outside in a downpour, with beaks open and eyes skyward, until they drown.

Read the rest here.

10 funny doormats