So frustrating. How do people like this climb the ladder to be something like head of AmeriCorps? "Trump appointee resigns as public face of agency that runs AmeriCorps after KFile review of racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments on the radio" http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/18/politics/kfile-carl-higbie-on-the-radio/index.html
The 20 percent of white evangelicals who did not vote for Trump — many of whom are conservative politically and theologically — now seem to have a lot more in common with mainline Protestants. Some in my own circles have expressed a desire to leave their evangelical churches in search of a more authentic form… Continue Reading Evangelical Crisis of Faith
With Amazon's Prime Day and Chik-Fil-A's Cow Appreciation Day (dress up like a cow and get a free chicken sandwich... my wife is actually doing this... seriously... I'll take pics), made-up holidays are all the new marketing rage. In a funny way, this reminds me of those commercials from my childhood in the 80's and 90's that… Continue Reading 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17 Day
A friend asked recently what I thought of the Amazon Echo and whether or not I was concerned by privacy issues surrounding the platform. The friend knows we have a number of the devices in our home. The issue goes along the lines of the the Echo being able to "hear" at all times since… Continue Reading Echo Chamber
The top 1 percent in income among American men live 15 years longer than the poorest 1 percent; for women, the gap is 10 years. These rich Americans have gained three years of longevity just in this century. They live longer almost without regard to where they live. Poor Americans had very little gain as… Continue Reading The Rich Live Longer Everywhere. For the Poor, Geography Matters.
"The Oxfam report An Economy for the 1%, shows that the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population has fallen by a trillion dollars since 2010, a drop of 38 percent. This has occurred despite the global population increasing by around 400 million people during that period. Meanwhile, the wealth of the richest 62… Continue Reading 62 people own the same as half the world, reveals Oxfam Davos report
"Art is not like science, it's not like mathematics... it doesn't improve. The work that was done in 2000 B.C. is as relevant as art today. And that's the fascinating thing about art. That's a conundrum. There is no new invention...This work is valid." Early Bronze Age (Iran or Mesopotamia). Head of a ruler, ca.… Continue Reading “Art is not like science, it’s not like mathematics…”
https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/emilie_wapnick_why_some_of_us_don_t_have_one_true_calling.html On a personal note, I had my Ordination Council meeting yesterday. It was an intensely personal time, but it was something that I've been working towards for a long time. I can't go into specifics, but one of the themes I addressed is "why" I'd want to go through this if I weren't necessarily… Continue Reading “…things have changed”
Mesmerizing tick. Make it snug... via Ode To The Picard Maneuver (With Data) - YouTube.
Leo Laporte and the TWiT team are doing 24 hours of New Years celebrations with folks Skyping in from time zones around the globe today (started at 6 AM EST with New Zealand and going until Thursday morning at 6 AM with Jarvis Island in the Pacific). It's pretty amazing to watch a traditionally tech… Continue Reading Watch TWiT’s 24 Hour New Year Live Show Now