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Cause and Effect

Cause and Effect

Now pay attention, children: if you practice the piano just 20 minutes every day, do you know what will happen?… …You will grow up to be humiliated by a second grader. (Tip-o'-the-hat: 22 words.)

Answers to All Your Questions!

Answers to All Your Questions!

As my long-time readers and commenters know, I always enjoy getting thoughtful questions that I can answer for you. Going through my year-end Google Analytics report for 2010, I saw that a lot of people discovered this website by searching online with questions of their own. Naturally, lots of them led to information I've written about […]

Best. Paper. Ever.

Best. Paper. Ever.

Our sources assure us that this study was published in a peer-reviewed journal. Certainly the research appears to have been exhaustive. Or exhausting.   Tip-o'-the-hat to Grasping Reality with Both Hands.  

Some Good Advice

Some Good Advice

From Terry Pratchett’s The Wee Free Men: Miss Tick sniffed. “You could say this advice is priceless,” she said. “Are you listening?” “Yes,” said Tiffany. “Good. Now…if you trust in yourself…” “Yes?” “…and believe in your dreams…” “Yes?” “…and follow your star…” Miss Tick went on. “Yes?” “…you’ll still get beaten by people who spent […]

Truth in Art

Truth in Art

Here's a simple test: If you didn't burst out laughing within 2.5 seconds, you may need to go to more concerts.   Via F Minus.  

Recommended Reading on Worship and Stuff

Recommended Reading on Worship and Stuff

Looking for something to read over the weekend? A good place to start is Quivering Daughters’ new series Journey to Grace. Read the stories; add your own. This is a simply inspired idea and I’m excited to see where it will take us. (Well, to grace of course, but grace takes so many unexpected shapes […]

Literally Noir

Literally Noir

The streets of the city are always dark, especially when it’s raining. And they just put a fresh coat of grime down 67th street. It got all over my office window. Not that you can see anything out my office window anyway. And if you could, you wouldn’t want to. I’ve seen it all, and […]

Contrary to popular belief...

Contrary to popular belief…

… this is not actually what editors live on. .  .  . (Photo (c) E.P., taken in a little shop in Ireland. More about my life to follow shortly; just had to share the laugh.)