Monthly Archives: July 2011

Musical Roots: The Rap Family Tree

I think, though honestly I can’t prove it, that rap music began on the front porch of a small farmhouse in east Tennessee, probably early in the morning when the sun was comin’ up and some contemplative type with a … Continue reading

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Dear Atheists,

I get that we bother you… Continue reading

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On the Bookshelf

Take a gander at my bedside table. Ignore the laffy taffy wrappers… Continue reading

Posted in Ayn Rand, Bible Study, Billy Collins, biography/memoir, Books, humor, Literature, Poetry | Tagged | 1 Comment

Facebook Coolness Quiz

One’s Facebook Coolness is calculated using complicated algebraic algorithms which I will not depress you with here, but this handy quiz will help you determine whether or not you are a Facebook Like.
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The Scandalous Power of the Great Story

I’m not supposed to like movies. Furthermore, I’m supposed to be Adamantly Against (as in willing to march with picket sign) Harry Potter. He’s Bad. Possibly Satanic. Continue reading

Posted in A. A. Milne, childhood, Christianity, Controversy, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Great Stories, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, movies, Pooh Bear, pop culture, The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh, Tolkien, Truth | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Kids or Non-kids?

Smoking or Non-smoking is so 2010…. Continue reading

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How to Home-School

Two men and two pictures reveal the secrets of home-schooling… Continue reading

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Ericisms: Home-School Edition

I can’t make this stuff up… Continue reading

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Watch Where You Plant that Basil…

There is nothing private anymore when tomatoes are seen growing from the road. Children play on these streets, for Pete’s sake!
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Casey Anthony Time Travels to the Book of John

The Casey Anthony case has some eerie similarities to John 7:53-8:11… Continue reading

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