Suggestion Saturday: January 1, 2011

Happy New Year! Here is this week’s list of blog posts, videos, quotes and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. It is a little shorter than usual because there will be a second post showing up here later on this morning.

What if the Earth Had Rings Like Saturn? Sadly if our planet had rings we probably wouldn’t have a moon.

Worthless Food. Do you know which foods are nutritionally worthless? I couldn’t help but think of my mom, a nurse, when I first stumbled across this post. It sounds like something she would say if one of us asked her about good nutrition.

Stephen Fry on the Catholic Church. Fry seems like someone I’d like to meet. I don’t agree with everything he has to say about the Catholic church (or religion in general) but I do appreciate the ways in which he communicates his dis-satisfaction with the institution.

The Art of War:

If we do not wish to fight, we can prevent the enemy from engaging us even though the lines of our encampment be merely traced out on the ground. All we need do is to throw something odd and unaccountable in his way.
I will end this post with a quote from my friend Timothy Jobst:
A thought is just that; they come and go. You should be able to share any thought you might have, bar none. And receive them as well. They are innocuous and harmless. It is our belief and clinginess to them that makes our minds volatile, argumentative and disallowing. Share your thoughts with me anytime.

What have you been reading?

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  1. Wow, you had tons of info this time. I guess you always do, but some of these links were filled with great stuff. Like the Stone Soup one…she had her list of books she read last year..I now have a list to request at the library..and you know how much I like that!
    Several of your links led me to other links which I’ve saved on my blog list…good reading and helpful in many ways.
    I will admit, that you ‘s t r e t c h’ my thinking with some of the links. You know my background since I grew up where your mom did, a pretty sheltered lifestyle and way of thinking. It’s always a good thing to hear someone’s ‘voice’ so that we can not only better understand each other, but to accept the variety that life gives us. People are interesting and everyone matters.

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