10 Things Google Knows to Be True.
Educators have a name for question stems. I never knew what they were called.
The IRS caves in a bogus forfeiture case. That whole concept is (literally) medieval and needs to be found unconstitutional.
I used to read on the bus. One day I was being picked on, so I hit the @$$#073 who was bothering me with my algebra book and got off the bus at the direction of the driver. And I haven’t ridden a school bus since. That couldn’t have been later than 9th grade but it might have been 8th.
Greg Gutfeld FTW. Why isn’t he on TV at a reasonable hour?
H/T the Perfersser.
I really enjoyed the Catalyst (West) conference again this year. I’m too old and its target audience is younger, etc., but there it is: I still enjoyed it.
One of the reasons I enjoyed it was Tripp and Tyler.
When a series of speakers challenge everything you think you know about a series of important topics, it’s useful to have some court-jester emcee types between them, to lighten things up. Otherwise you’ll just hunker down and miss everything the following speaker is saying.
Wow! The statists running the German government think it’s a bad thing for you to educate your children.
A German couple who fled to Tennessee so they could homeschool their children was granted political asylum Tuesday by a U.S. immigration judge, according to the legal group that represented them.
Remember Animal Farm. Comrade Napoleon said he’d take care of educating the dogs.
Or if fiction’s not your thing, remember Ceau?escu’s government in Romania and its orphans.
(Kudus: Big Journalism.)
I haven’t watched Sesame Street in about a million years, but this makes me wonder what I’ve been missing.
“Is Ricky Gervais a celebrity?” Hilarious. (Via Eric Bryant.)
I spent Friday and the weekend on a brief mission trip in Arizona, but I’m back at work today. Well, sort of. I have almost no time to do, uh, work. In the morning, I’m meeting with some people to discuss a sermon text I won’t preach until September 20 (really!). In the afternoon, I’ll be doing some computer tutoring, which I’ll follow with my 8-weekly bloodletting. So, I’m back at work, but only just barely.
My mother-in-law sent me a link to this video. It’s pretty impressive: Stephen Wiltshire takes a helicopter tour of Rome, seeing it for the first time, then draws a panoramic view of the city from memory.
I spent Thursday and Friday in Irvine at the first-ever west-coast Catalyst conference.
As a whole, the conference was outstanding. (The weakest part for me was the worship music, by Hillsong United and other bands, because it was mostly unfamiliar to me, because I’m mostly a clueless old duffer.)
The speakers included Andy Stanley, Guy Kawasaki, Ravi Zacharias, Brian Houston, Erwin McManus, Craig Groeschel, Jud Wilhite, Perry Noble, Francis Chan, Catherine Rohr, and Nick Vujicic. Here’s a sample of Nick Vujucic: