Archive for September 2009

Hey! Twitter works, part two!

Posted 26 September 2009 by
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I had made blog comments how Twitter had worked twice for me twice in one week back on August 17, 2009. The two times were: A visitor at church recognizing me from following me on Twitter. Being in a KING-TV news story about Twitter and the Washington State Department of Transportation. I found out that [...]

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How did civilization make it to the 21st century?

Posted 26 September 2009 by
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Courtesy Dave Walker at This cartoon by Dave Walker from Great Britain captures the concerns many people are having on this side of the Atlantic. If shaking hands with someone is causing you concern, consider the historic use of the pax-brede. For that matter, Orthodox veneration of icons and the Book of Gospels includes [...]

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Just what we need: another day that will live in infamy

Posted 11 September 2009 by
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The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building two days after the bombing

I can hear the smallest child asking, “Why is September 11 different from all other days?” When will we have the ability to say it isn’t? Don’t get me wrong. What happened on 11 September 2001 combined horror and heroism, bigotry and beauty, history and the here-and-now. But, how does this make it different from [...]

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I am going to vote the way I want to vote

Posted 4 September 2009 by
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Nothing like stopping a crowd with giving an answer that is not expected. This also turned into a good discussion on health care reform. Did everyone catch that Switzerland has very regulated private health care insurance companies? This is the cost of not having some sort of public option. Congratulations to Senator Franken for showing [...]

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