Archive for October, 2010

I bookmarked this site for her this week:

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When I die, I want you to do to me what they did to Jeremy Bentham. (Scroll down to the Auto-Icon section)

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Happy 7th Birthday, Haddon

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Another Happy Day

Having 5 kids means the joys of celebrating 7 birthdays in our house each year. Today is the birthday of our second born, and he is celebrating his 7th birthday. Haddon Elliot is a sweet joy in our home, and we are thankful for these precious years to know him, love him, learn from him, bandage him, and rear Him to obey and serve God.

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“…it has become abundantly clear in the second half of the twentieth century that Western Man has decided to abolish himself. Having wearied of the struggle to be himself,he has created his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own impotence out of his own erotomania, his own vulnerability out of his own strength; himself blowing the trumpet that brings the walls of his own city tumbling down, and, in a process of auto-genocide, convincing himself that he is too numerous, and labouring accordingly with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer in order to be an easier prey for his enemies; until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keels over a weary, battered old brontosaurus and becomes extinct.”

Malcolm Muggeridge, Seeing Through the Eye: Malcolm Muggeridge on Faith (p. 16)

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This is a 20 minute long video, and most of you won’t watch it all, but know that it includes…

  1. Mike Rowe glorying in the gift of hard work, but not knowing who get’s the acclaim and for Whom the work is worked for.
  2. An example of humility in learning, in the form of a changed opinion and a willingness to change it.
  3. More classical knowledge than you would expect from the host of a show called Dirty Jobs.
  4. Plain talk about animal husbandry, including the necessary lingo.
  5. An exceptionally cringe-worthy anecdote behind the whole storyline.
  6. A little bit of crassness, which comes with Mike Rowe. I know you know how to get past it, but it’s there (and, oh! how dizzy the TBAP hit counters get when a bit of crassness is allowed admittance).

It’s disgusting and inspiring simultaneously.

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…or also, “What to Do With A Gigaton of Raspberry Syrup”

Frazil Ice: The Fascinating Forest Hazard

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