Classic iMonk: The Boat in the Backyard | internetmonk.com This classic post that Michael Spencer wrote in 2004 tells the intimate story of a father’s depression and a boy who finally understands. When I was twelve years old, my father bought a small aluminum boat, just enough for two people to use for fishing in […]
Two Gentlemen of Lebowski WOO: Rise, and speak wisely, man—but hark; I see thy rug, as woven i’the Orient, A treasure from abroad. I like it not. I’ll stain it thus; ever thus to deadbeats. [He stains the rug] THE KNAVE: Sir, prithee nay! BLANCHE: Now thou seest what happens, Lebowski, when the agreements of […]
What better line of work for a guinea pig could there possibly be? Why, with this nose, I can sniff out software bugs faster than you can peck a pile of pellets, pal! (via Cute Overload)
Ben Myers has written an entertaining piece on those subtle and magnificent houses of erudition and subversion, and their unassuming but beguiling facilitators: Faith and Theology: Twelve theses on libraries and librarians The library is the most solid and enduring item in the whole apparatus of intellectual life. In time our academic fads and fashions, […]
Diagram of the present impacts of the nuclear weapons industry, from the webcomic “Subnormality“. Even if never detonated, they manage to wreck society.
Roses are red. Violets are approximately blue. A paracompact manifold with a Lorentzian metric, can be a spacetime, if it has dimension greater than or equal to two Shakespeare, maybe not. But the course of true science never did run smooth. The First Heart Curve: And another pretty one (polar coordinates):
When somebody tells you they are misunderstood and having a hard time, do you show them a little kindness, sit down with a cup of tea and listen to them? Or do you list all their faults, insult their family and friends, yell and tell them to shut up? When Christians say they are misunderstood […]