Molly vs. a gingerale can…
I find it truly amazing that, in the USA, owning a gun is seen as a right but...– An astute observation in a tweet from Ireland @vaughanb
From the viewpoint of the beneficiaries, Medicare has been extremely popular. If...– U.S. Budget: Is Paul Ryan Budget Cut Plan Delusional? - The Daily Beast
This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.– Martin Luther King, Jr. via @hardknoxfirst
Undocumented Immigrants Paid $11.2 Billion In... →
Carolyn Arends Contemplates Her Own Death, and... →
…remembering our own mortality helps reorder our priorities; a race toward a finish line has a different sense of purpose and urgency than a jog around the block. When a believer acknowledges that he is headed toward death (tomorrow or in 50 years), he can stop expending the tremendous energy it takes to deny his mortality and start living into his eternal destiny, here and now. And he...
FDR in 1936 Speaks Against Tactics Used By Today's... →
“Here is an amazing paradox! The very employers and politicians and publishers who talk most loudly of class antagonism and the destruction of the American system now undermine that system by this attempt to coerce the votes of the wage earners of this country. It is the 1936 version of the old threat to close down the factory or the office if a particular candidate does not win. It is an...
Leading Subprime School Dumps Its Loan Program Due... →
Music training may provide lifelong boost in brain... →
Researchers at the University of Kansas Medical Center have found evidence suggesting that studying a musical instrument, which requires years of practice and learning, may create alternate connections in the brain that could compensate for cognitive decline as we get older.
Meditation may help the brain reduce distractions... →
Because mindfulness meditation — in which practitioners direct nonjudgmental attention to their sensations, feelings and state of mind — has been associated with improved performance on attention-based tasks, the research team decided to investigate whether individuals trained in the practice also exhibited enhanced regulation of the timing and intensity of alpha rhythms.
Krugman Nails It! →
Here’s my question: How did it become normal, or for that matter even acceptable, to refer to medical patients as “consumers”?
Amazon to Launch Library Lending for Kindle Books →
Customers will be able to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 local libraries to read on Kindle and free Kindle reading apps
God is blind…..
God is blind….. To outward appearance To what seems to be To labels To judgment by prejudices God looks on the heart. There, God has eyes wide open. Are our eyes wide shut? When I look at God’s creation every day, The stars, the hills, a blue sky, fresh rain Do I see? When I look at another Do I take the time to see? to listen? to appreciate? to marvel? When I look at the people...
God in the Details →
When God seems far away, it may be in the details. When God is blessing, it may be in the details. When things are crumbling, it may be in the details. When you’re gaining influence, it may be in the details. When your faith is growing, it may be in the details.
To Tug the Heartstrings, Music Must First Tickle... →
The brain science behind musicality.
Any oil company that can afford national TV commercials about how they shouldn’t...– John Fugelsang
No Christian has a boring testimony. If Christ truly saved you, your story is...– Jared C. Wilson
Hartsville is fortunate to have its very own bookstore, owned, operated and...– Sara Odom
Barack Obama is the Biggest Tax Cutter in American... →
Beneath all of the Republican and Tea Party grumbling about taxes, one key fact continues to be ignored. According to the Tax Policy Center, Federal taxes are lower than at any time since 1955. Obama has now reduced taxes by more than any president since Dwight D. Eisenhower. According to the Orange County Register, “For the past two years, a family of four earning the median income has paid...
A quintessence of dust →
A message from light years away would probably miss me in my box of space and time, but I find that Art can shout to me across a few years or centuries, and it carries the same message: “Yes, I exist, and you are not alone.” What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel,...
Dear @RepPaulRyan: What you call “collectivism”, normal people call...– Don Millard @OTOOLEFAN
Paul Ryan’s budget plan allows for senior benefits, they just have to...– Mike Fogelsanger @whisper1111
I’ve come to embrace the reality that my place as a church leader is not to get...– Skye Jethani
How to Make Space for Good Thinking →
Is being “on task” always the best way?
9 Things the Rich Don't Want You to Know About... →
I just want to do something that leaves God gap-mouthed — in a good way. I’ve...– Karen Zacharias
When we can’t measure what’s important, we make important what we...– Heard on “On Point” from WBUR on NPR
Part of me thinks this ain't such a bad thing...
From KurzweilAI News: Putting on the brakes: mankind nears the end of the age of speed. When the U.S. space shuttle completes its final flight, planned for June, mankind will take another step back from its top speed.
Calvinists pressure General Mills to change name of popular cereal to Providential Charms®
Republicans insist that raising taxes on anyone... →
If you care about caregivers... →
…check these responses to an Andrew Sullivan post on The Daily Dish about a book entitled, “The Giving Tree”
We cannot find ourselves by ‘going into ourselves.’ We must come out...– Eberhard Jungel
Giving Doctors Orders →
They work for you!
Taking the Fast Track Back to the 20th Century →
How American Health Care Killed My Father -... →
After the needless death of his father, the author, a business executive, began a personal exploration of a health-care industry that for years has delivered poor service and irregular quality at astonishingly high cost. It is a system, he argues, that is not worth preserving in anything like its current form. And the health-care reform now being contemplated will not fix it. Here’s a radical...
Into the Depths of "Why?" →
We are heading into Holy Week: God enters into our suffering and suffering is not the last word.
Yglesias Award Nominee - The Dish | By Andrew... →
It says something, doesn’t it, that Coulter is now the voice of reason in the GOP.