Hi y’all, here are a few interesting and noteworthy things I ran across last week.
If you’ve ever had dreams of fame, fortune & Taylor Swift, this story is for you. And there’s more where this came from Birmingham’s live iteration of Storycorps.
If you can’t call out ISIS for what it is, you can’t fight an ideological battle. Yes, the situation does call for a multi-faceted solution and yes, economics matter as well as social systems and governance (this gripping book just might open your eyes), but western secularist policies are not the solution and to act like they are on the national stage dressed up in political correctness does nothing but destroy American credibility and reinforce international perception that we are completely out of touch with reality in the eyes of everyone else around the globe.
From Punk’d to top 15 on the web? Ashton Kutcher. Who would’ve thought?
And here I thought these kinds of things only happened in Alabama.
Harry Reeder has been preaching some of the best sermons on the end times that I’ve heard in a while.
I just watched Ragamuffin, a recent movie on the life of a musician that really impacted me in college. I appreciate the attempt at a more authentic portrayal of a Christian than typically makes it the big screen. Actually it didn’t.
Ran across this article from a link from one of Seth Godin’s blog posts. It’s quite hysterical, R rated and delightfully enlightening to to a ignorant white guy! He had me at “full-time Black Person…”
Is this the future of auto shows and concept cars? I guess the good news is that you can actually drive one. Sort of.
I’m reading some Phillip Levine, former poet laureate, who died on February 15th. Poignant and captivating.
And here’s one of my own (not to compare in any way with a real poet), composed in a fevered stupor when I had the flu earlier this year:
Behind closed eyelids I see
black and red at the same time
oscillating fractal noise
like body and soul
occupying the same space
yet with different symptoms.
There is no high tech
infectious disease unit
in the ramshackle rural clinic
in west Africa
where bodies and souls together
wither and die.