I spend an inordinate amount of time reading and commenting on stories gathered on the website Patheos. I bounce from the Evangelical Channel to the Atheist Channel. Both of these attract strident authors and comments, not unlike the far-right and far-left political adherents. The Progressive Christian Channel and Spiritual Channel invite the middle-of-the-road reader who… Read More Apatheism
Stuck to the wall of urban buildings, these ‘parasitic pods’ are only a dream of the inventor at the moment. One might suspect that they are greenhouses, which would not only be a good guess but a practical use of unused exterior wall space. Here is a close-up: The inventor, James Furzer — an architectural… Read More Parasitic Pods
…we are an ignorant lot! Yet, we already knew that, didn’t we. We Americans brag so easily, so often. However our communal brightness is nothing to brag about. Business Insider published a series of facts about us gleaned from surveys. The results ain’t pretty! Here is one set. Fifty-four percent are confident about a supreme… Read More The Survey Says…
My wife and I have a plethora of friends and, as such, a wide variety of faith expressions. On my wife’s Facebook page this Sunday morning was a post from a very Christian friend- Eastern Orthodox . An expression of this faith is iconography and, as a result, we often find photos of Medieval art,… Read More Oh, the Irony!
Microdot’s wife posted this at the Brain Police Blog. I am reposting it here: For all the friends of Microdot who perhaps have been wondering about the ominous absence of posts since his return from the hospital, I, Madame Microdot have finally enough courage to sit in front of his computer and write a few… Read More The Vanishing Point of Microdot
I can vividly recall one particular day in my life as perhaps a 9-year-old when I donned a cape and slipped easily into another world. The cape, such that it was, was an old sheet I found in our basement, but to me, it was magical and transformed me to another time, place and identity.… Read More Capes, Cosplay and Caliphates