Fred Clark reviews the story of Josiah, which is often tied up as a self-congratulatory morality tale, but actually doesn't make much sense, and ultimately concludes: "An important part of our task as modern readers, then, is to admit and accept that we are bewildered."
Children’s Bible stories | Fred Clark
I approve this message! There’s no excuse not to make homemade cranberry sauce—it‘s easy, and so much better than the canned stuff.
This is actually a pretty good illustration of the difference between a gerund (left) and a participle (right).
Frank and Ernest by Thaves for November 27, 2019 https://www.gocomics.com/frank-and-ernest/2019/11/27
My eldest has reached the age where the school brings in police officers to teach the kids that drugs and alcohol are bad, and they should make good choices about what to put in their bodies.
And then I see this article, reminding me that alcohol producers’ business models depend on those who drink to excess, causing injury, death, family breakdown, burdens to public services, etc.
When does my child learn about the dangers of capitalism?
RT @MarciGlass@twitter.com: @firstname.lastname@example.org and the Presbytery of Boise will be erasing all of Idaho’s medical debt through @RIPMedicalDebt@twitter.com. $1.5 million of debt relief for our state (and beyond). https://twitter.com/MarciGlass/status/1190692641135943685
gopher, tls, hobbyhacking
So what did I spend my weekend doing?
Well, I followed @solene 's gopher+TLS tutorial at https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2019-03-07-gopher-server-tls.html and set up my own gopher server with TLS.
My life is very fulfilling.
US pol, nauseating sycophancy
This quote from the White House press secretary is... really something.
Baseball, domestic violence
I was going to be cheering for the Nats anyway, but this seals it.
Astros Staffer's Outburst Illustrates MLB's Attitude Toward Domestic Violence - Sports Illustrated
Sigh... This is why we can't have nice things.
ProPublica: Inside TurboTax’s 20-Year Fight to Stop Americans From Filing Their Taxes for Free.