here are not necessarily final.
June 27, 2005
Earnie and I saw something completely different
this weekend. We were looking for something that was life affirming
and were partially rewarded; to say the least it was fascinating.
Here is the official
movie site and a brief synopsis at rottentomatoes.com.
reveals a groundbreaking dance phenomenon thats exploding
on the streets of South Central, Los Angeles. Rize tracks
the fascinating evolution of the dance: we meet Tommy Johnson (Tommy
the Clown), who first created the style as a response to the 1992
Rodney King riots and named it Clowning, as well as
the kids who developed the movement into what they now call Krumping.
What started out as one thing developed into multiple
threads along the way. We see Christians using it as a form of worship
and ex-gangbangers using it as a form of self-expression and anger
management. That is diversity. if we all moved like these kids there
would be no problem with our weight.
The Al Mohler commentary
for June 27 sez: "Rolling Stone magazine reported on what it called
"The New Virgin Army" in its June 30-July 14, 2005 issue. The
article, written by reporter Jeff Sharlet, identifies this new "army"
of sexually abstinent Christian young people as, "the young and the
sexless." As the article declares, "There's a new sexual revolution
going on . . . . Meet the Christian soldiers who are fighting the fire
June 27- Doing the BGEA numbers
will take $6.8 million, 20 languages, 1,424 churches, 81 denominations,
6,000 volunteer counselors, 93 acres, one armored car, 70,000 chairs,
43 preparation seminars, 30 paid staff, years of work, and one Billy Graham
to pull off this weekend's New York City crusade. Oh yeah, and lots of
prayer by 35,000 prayer warriors."
Ink & Blood
exhibit on the history of the Bible that opened in lexington KY Friday.
It has been heavily promoted on radio and television by a former Miss
America and touted by area churches. But some scholars say the exhibit
has more of an evangelical Christian spin than a historical on.
of Turin in the news... again.
My home state is in the news again- this time on the
Ten Commandments decision.
Just for the FUN of it...
software: What FreeMind is good for
"Current users of FreeMind use it for the following purposes:
* Keeping track of projects, including subtasks, state of subtasks and
* Project workplace, including links to necessary files, executables,
source of information and of course information
* Workplace for internet research using Google and other sources
* Keeping a collection of small or middle sized notes with links on some
area which expands as needed. Such a collection of notes is sometimes
called knowledge base.
* Essay writing and brainstorming, using colors to show which essays are
open, completed, not yet started etc, using size of nodes to indicate
size of essays. I don't have one map for one essay, I have one map for
all essays. I move parts of some essays to other when it seems appropriate.
...and so on...
your fave photos.
The Dog Club- a Happy happy do- dog site here.
Things that may be of absolutely no interest to anyone
but me redux...
The curious case of the exploding weasel
All around the cobbler's bench, the monkey chased the
The monkey stopped to pull up his sock- POP went the weasel!
Now what I want to know is- what the heck does this
mean? Was it really a cobbler's bench or was it the mulberry bush? What
interest does a monkey have in a weasel to begin with?Why was I humming
this to myself while driving down I-270 today? Hmmm?
A Case of Cosmic Justice?
I heard a little story on the radio about the phenomenon of a documented
downturn in the birth rate ratio of males to females. It seems that throughout
history, males have enjoyed a small percentage advantage in numbers in
relation to females when it came to live births. Some theorists think
this is nature's way of levelling the scales since females tend to be
hardier when it comes to survival. What scientists have noticed, however,
is that single moms have a propensity to have female babies. Some think
there is a hormone that is released due to the stress of being a single
mom in the absence of a Father for the baby that causes this. If this
is true, a logical termination point for the failure of men to live up
to the role of father is that less and less males are being born. One
estimate is that there would have been 850 thousand more males in the
past twenty years born if not for the single mom syndrome. Is there a
poetic cosmic justice at work here?