2014 Lenten Labyrinth Walks, Grace Cathedral San Francisco: I get tired of the modifications to this iconic British sign … but I like this one.
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
Liked · March 20
Kids These Days: Growing Up Too Fast Or Never At All? : NPR: As I have said before, I had an idyllic childhood in Brookwood Hills Atlanta. I heard this on NPR. I too wonder if we don’t fantasize how much better it was when we were children?
On the cover of the April issue of The Atlantic there’s a picture of a boy who could be 6 or 7. He’s looking to the right toward an adult, whose hand he’s holding. He’s also wearing a helmet and knee pads. And — for further protection — he has a pillow strapped to his torso.
Hanna Rosin says when kids do things that feel risky on a playground, it allows them to conquer a fear and gain independence.
In an interview with All Things Considered, Rosin tells host Robert Siegel that she had long wondered why statistics show that today’s parents both work more and spend more time with their children than previous generations. She says it has to do with the lack of independence people allow their children these days.
“What’s happened now is we’ve swung way too far in the other direction such that we’ve become preoccupied with safety, and that’s really having an effect on the culture of childhood so that we’re stripping children of their independence, of their ability to take risks, which are key to a happy childhood,” she says.
You can read highlights from the conversation below.
Son Of God Movie, “Diogo Morgado Puts the Carnal in Incarnate But Was Jesus Really A Babe?” The Daily Beast: Speaking of Jesus … With my mom — watching Son Of God at CineBistro at Town Brookhaven. I found no time to consider whether the actor was a “babe.” Both my mother and I were overwhelmed by the gruesome aspects of the film. We realize that death by crucifixion is by its nature gruesome.
Son of God is in theaters now! This major motion picture event brings the story of Jesus’ life to audiences of all kinds through compelling …
The Clifton Chronicles series, Jeffrey Archer, book series: Goodreads | The Clifton Chronicles series by Jeffrey Archer.
Benjamin Franklin, quotes, Will Rodgers, death and taxes: I like this twist on the Benjamin Franklin quote.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Letter to Jean Baptiste Le Roy, 13 Nov. 1789
Dog, $1.9 Million, News from the Field | OutsideOnline.com, conspicuous consumption, Tibetan mastiffs: Wow! Many years ago we had a Saint Bernard. A friend quipped that we should have named him Thorstein. I’ll let you figure that one out.
In what might be the most expensive dog sale ever, a property developer paid 12 million yuan—or $1.9 million—for a Tibetan mastiff puppy on Wednesday.
He acquired the one-year-old golden-haired mastiff at a “luxury pet” fair Tuesday in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang, according to the Qianjiang Evening News.
“They have lion’s blood and are top-of-the-range mastiff studs,” the dog’s breeder, Zhang Gengyun, told the paper. Another of his red-haired pups sold for six million yuan, he added.
Tibetan mastiffs, which are enormous and sometimes ferocious, bear a passing resemblance to lions—if you squint. They’re now a prized status symbol among China’s elite, causing prices to skyrocket.
Elizabeth Kiss, Rhodes Scholars: Great day to be a Wildcat! Check out #13 …
13. Elizabeth Kiss is an American academic and educator. She is the eighth president of Agnes Scott College, a liberal arts college for women in Atlanta, Georgia. Previously, she was the Nannerl E. Keohane Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. She specialises in moral and political philosophy and has published on a number of topics, including moral judgement and education, human rights, ethnic conflict and nationalism, and feminist debates about rights and justice. As a Rhodes Scholar, she studied for a BPhil and DPhil in Philosophy.
bloody Mary, garnish: Garnish, lately, has been getting out of control … This reminds me of the bloody mary I “shared” with my son in Vail.
Garnish, lately, has been getting out of control.
“The bacon bloody mary was HUGE and included a stick of bacon that tasted like it was soaked in maple syrup.” in 16 reviews
Basset hound clown car, YouTube, kith/kin: Several people sent this one to me. I wonder why? 🙂
Basset hound clown car…incredible!
Is this a dog house, or a clown car?
Watch the video above to see the first Basset Hound “magic trick” you’ve probably ever seen. Just when you think it isn’t possible for any more dogs to appear, another one comes running out of that teeny, tiny, little dog house.
We know what you’re thinking: what sorcery is this?
Poggio Mirteto, Lenten Abstinence : NPR:
Every year, Poggio Mirteto thumbs its nose at Lenten austerity and instead celebrates the Carnevalone Liberato, or Freedom Festival, commemorating the day it shed the yoke of papal authority in 1861.
The town of Poggio Mirteto fills with costumed revelers during the folk tradition of “Carnevalone Liberato,” a celebration of liberation from the Papal States.
A cartoon by Paul Noth. Take a look at more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/NnSj43
Shooter Jobs, LOL, too soon: i got reprimanded for reposting this because it was too soon. It was. It may always be too soon. I am amazed at the quick wit of some people.