Friday, June 05, 2009

Friday's Odds & Ends

  • A thunderstorm, a waterspout just off the Coast from Lincoln City, and eighth-grade graduation -- Thursday was an interesting day.
  • Tim Kreider blogs in The New York Times that he was stabbed in the throat -- and it's one of the best things that ever happened to him. Myself, I think he would have gotten along well with the author of Ecclesiastes.
  • Speaking of death -- I'm told that one of the best things J.R.R. Tolkien ever wrote was an short story on that subject called Leaf by Niggle. Take a look, and tell me what you think.
  • So you've been reading Hauerwas, and you'd like to speak truth to power . . . but you're not sure what the empire's been up to lately? Three websites I've found helpful: Wired magazine's "Danger Room," Foreign Policy magazine's "Passport," and Stanford University's "Bellum."
  • And I'll close with this quote from Robert Fogel: "It is difficult to pursue one moral goal without compromising or sacrificing other moral goals."

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