Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Liturgy in the early Church

Words from Justin Martyr in 150 AD. Sound familiar?

via Thin Veil

One-star reviews from highly acclaimed novels

This is hilarious. A one-star review from Catcher in the Rye: "So many other good books...don't waste your time on this one. J.D. Salinger went into hiding because he was embarrassed."

The Case for Siblings

A hilarious and heartwarming post from mother-of-eight Simcha Fisher. An excerpt:

Then follows the second week, when the toddler suddenly realizes that the baby is ... staying. In this week, everyone is crying, everyone has a rash, everything we own is wet and smelly, and if I had the mental wherewithal, I would be able to form a complete thought such as, “Another baby? What were we thinking?”

This stage lasts for about five weeks, actually.

But then the 6-week marks comes. At six weeks, no one can remember life before baby. She smiles, she’s trying to figure out how to laugh, her belly button is no longer scary, and she clearly likes us. The older kids can hold her while I shower, and the younger ones have figured out how to sit next to the baby without sitting on the baby, so we can all read Katy No-Pockets together for the 923rd time.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Genghis Khan a Prolific Lover, DNA Data Implies

Scientists combine history and genetics to discovered interesting stuff:

An international group of geneticists studying Y-chromosome data have found that nearly 8 percent of the men living in the region of the former Mongol empire carry y-chromosomes that are nearly identical. That translates to 0.5 percent of the male population in the world, or roughly 16 million descendants living today.