The Bible Tells Me So

This is one of those books I wish all of my Christian friends would read. read more

The Bible is misrepresented

Just before Christmas, Newsweek published an article titled The Bible: So Misunderstood It's a Sin. The article stirred up quite a bit of controversy and more than a few Christain bloggers wrote a reaction or clarification piece. read more

What kind of Christian are you?

I read something yesterday and the timing could not have been more perfect - for two reasons. read more

Read Across America

Today is Read Across America Day which falls on the birthday of Dr. Seuss. read more

Facebook suicide prevention tools

Facebook announced in a blog post yesterday that it would be rolling out new tools aimed at helping friends get help for friends they fear might be contemplating suicide. Like most things Facebook - or most things generally, I guess - I was skeptical at first, but it didn't take long for the idea to grow on me. read more

Saying goodbye to Feedburner

After years of using Feedburner, I've decided to give up on it. read more

Our ideas about God

I saw a nakedpastor drawing a while back that reminded me of a couple of posts I wrote almost four years ago read more

Follow your effort

If you were watching the Oscars last night, like I was, you may have seen a new Apple ad featuring voiceover by Martin Scorsese. I was fortunate enough to be in the audience when he gave that speech, and while it was a long speech packed with lots of great inspirational stories, the beginning of that ad features one of my favorite parts. read more

Life doesn't give you bumpers

It's no secret we're huge movies fan at our house. Every year, we try to see all of the nominated films before the Oscars. Some years, we have just a few to see. Other years, like this one, we have to really scramble to see them all. read more

Does this mean we're not getting a dog

Several years ago, we started a fun family tradition of seeing all of the Oscar nominated short films over one weekend. read more

Fifty Years of Wedded Bliss

If dad were here today, that's what he would have said. If mom were here, she would have laughed and rolled her eyes. read more

Einstein - His Life and Universe

As I mentioned a few days ago, the work of Albert Einstein has had a significant impact on my thinking, even though, until recently, I didn't know much about him apart from his work - and some assumptions about his religious and political views. read more

My LinkedIn Ranking

A couple of months ago, my “rank” among LinkedIn connections caught my attention. Now before I lose you, I should mention that this is not going to be a post about how to increase your rank or about a better algorithm for calculating rank, etc. I have no interest in either.

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The Importance of Written Communication

In a post a few days ago, I wrote that the writings of Thomas Jefferson probably had the single greatest impact on my thinking. I thought President’s day was an appropriate day to write a little bit about the letters he and John Adams wrote to one another.

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Oscars Menu 2015

Every year the menu for the day of the Oscars includes food inspired by the best picture nominations.

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I have loved you

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Something new to obsess over - This

I obsess over things. I’m not going to deny that.

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My Heroes

Today is Darwin Day.

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Trouble Maker

Anyone who knows me probably understands why I list “trouble maker” in my online bio almost everywhere I am online. I’m writing this for those that have asked.

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Save the Internet

The “Save the Internet” button I saw on my Tumblr dashboard the other day, along with [Explaining Net Neutrality to My Dad][dad], prompted me to finally put my thoughts on this in writing.

[namedrop]: [oppression]: /why-i-call-myself-a-libertarian-socialist-part-one/ [netflix]: /links-for-2009-02-02/ [dad]: http://www.feld.com/archives/2015/02/explaining-net-neutrality-dad.html [redcar]: http://themusingsofthebigredcar.com/net-neutrality-madness/ [reason]: http://reason.com/archives/2015/02/08/dont-extend-the-dead-hand-of-the-fcc-to [obama]: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/02/republicans-claim-obama-had-improper-influence-over-net-neutrality/ [speech]: http://www.pakman.com/2015/02/04/a-sensible-approach-to-net-neutrality-by-the-fcc/ [sensible]: http://www.pakman.com/2015/02/04/a-sensible-approach-to-net-neutrality-by-the-fcc/ [history]: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y6DVTy9KKEc [testimony]: https://www.youtube.com/embed/kkq_zM6U4eo

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