Sunday, December 14, 2008

Good Reading

A lot of people think the internet is shortening our attention spans to the point where we won't read anything that takes more than two minutes of our time. If that applies to you, then you might want to just move along. But if you can still focus on something for more time than it takes to watch a YouTube video, here's some interesting stuff:

Requiem for a Maverick -- a post-mortem on the McCain campaign.

Our Mutual Joy -- Opponents of gay marriage often cite Scripture. But what the Bible teaches about love argues for the other side.

And one more -- which technically isn't long-format, but since it's a month's worth of blog posts, it might as well be -- One Dollar Diet Project (here's the premise and scroll down here for Day One).


1 comment:

Buck said...

The one dollar diet project is very interesting but a bit extreme for me. For quite a while now I have worked on how to eat lunch at work for as cheap as possible. My wife eats out every day at work and spends at least $35.00 to $40.00 a week doing it.

I can buy a pack of dried beans and some ground turkey etc and make enough chili beans to eat for a week and so I can have a weeks worth of lunch for next to nothing per day.

It is fun but after a while lunch is not something you look very forward to.

It is very possible to eat cheap and eat well. But it certainly takes the joy out of eating.

I have not lost a single pound this year but I have not gained anything either. My plan is to get serious about it next year and try to take off 20 more pounds.

But losing weight sucks. It is as simple as that.