Making the Clackity Noise →
Last week, some friends and myself went to see Rob Bell speak about creativity. But more specifically, creativity that stems from suffering. One of the points he made was that God uses suffering to create by elimination. And to illustrate that point, he handed out bars of soap to us and showed us pictures of sculptures that others made from their soap. His point was that there were rabbits or...
Ten reasons why I love Wiener and Still Champion
Gus has a twitter feed where he announces special things that he’s going to make. We’re not talking about just any old hot dog. These are the best straight up Chicago style dogs in the city/suburbs (yes, even better than Hot Dougs). He’s good enough to be featured on the food network. Dipping Dogs. We’re talking hand dipped corn dogs in the best corn bread batter...
My brother sent me this forward. Not sure where it came from, but I thought it was rather hilarious. Random Thoughts of the Day: I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option. More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can’t wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that’s not only better,...
I’m Writing a Book. | Inbox Zero →
Can this book become required reading for everyone at my office? I know a lot of people who could use it.
esbueno: Shaun Inman rolls his own URL shortener, then gives away for you to do the same. Scientists still unable to determine if there is anything Inman can’t do. From the author of my 2 favorite self hosted webapps, Fever and Mint. Now I have a third on my domain. Meta section: I posted about Fever before, twice.
The numbers don't lie... Do they?
From the Wall Street Journal: Although Canada has a population smaller than California, 830,000 Canadians are currently waiting to be admitted to a hospital or to get treatment, according to a report last month in Investor’s Business Daily. In England, the waiting list is 1.8 million. This is such a flawed argument, I can’t believe its thrown around. Think about it, 1.8 million people...
Healthcare townhall: not worth it.
Dan went to a town hall about the new health care initiative and came back with this to say (I’ve puled out some stuff, you should go read his full post): First they screamed at the AARP guy—even though AARP hadn’t taken a stance on the bill. But they yelled that they had been sold out, apparently because this guy was facilitating the townhall meeting. Then they screamed at the uninsured...
We'll Know When We Get There: Sincerely, John... →
An absolutely touching story of someone who asked John Hughes to be her pen pal. “As for your English teacher…Do you like the way you write? Please yourself. I’m rather fond of writing. I actually regard it as fun. Do it frequently and see if you can’t find the fun in it that I do.”
My friend @LaMontenegro calls raising awareness slacktivism. I’m certainly...– Don Miller
mills: Leo Kottke - The Driving of the Year...