Do you have an old prepaid debit card or major credit card-branded gift card sitting around? Maybe it's sitting around because it has a balance on it that's too small to be very useful, yet not such a small amount that you're willing to throw it away. Here's a novel solution: use it to split a transaction on Amazon.
Reader Jen admits that her diet is not perfect, but she does eat some vegetables. She enjoys buying Birdseye microwaveable frozen vegetables, the Steamfresh kind that cook right in the handy bag. Only the company has taken away a precious ounce of veggies by deploying the Grocery Shrink Ray on her veggie pouch of choice.
As of 11 a.m. this morning, a Salvation Army captain in Minnesota has embarked upon the grueling task of standing outside and ringing his bell for 80 hours straight. He won't be sitting, eating or drink during the world record attempt, which also has the goal of raising around $300 per hour.
Busy month at work. And another busy one to go.
Audiobook: Acts of the Apostles. Most of the New Testament is great in audio format, but Acts requires a lot of concentration. Very difficult to follow, and that sort of defeats the purpose of listening to it.
Thor: The Dark World. Not really “self education” I’ll admit, but I rather enjoyed the film. The climax was zany and fun, the movie almost had enough humor to balance the over-the-top seriousness of the Asgardians. Definitely better than the first “Thor”.
- Acts of the Apostles (Mind Over Matter Series) (Paperback) (beyondfrequency.com)
- ‘Thor: The Dark World’ hammers out its problems | 2½ stars (kansascity.com)
- Pope Setting Up Commission on Clerical Child Abuse – New York Times (nytimes.com)
At the New Republic, Thomas Nagel has a review of Joshua Greene's Moral Tribes, and I recommend it to any of my readers who haven't already read it. Nagel's main point is given by his title "You can't learn about morality from brain scans", and I certainly agree with that. Like most people who think psychology and neuroscience can be used to uncover the basis of sound ethics, Greene is a utilitarian.