For those of you weary of my posts on football, there will be no more sports posts on aliens and strangers for the rest of this week (and probably not for at least a couple of weeks more). I know I’ve been heavy on sports lately — my apologies to my sister who was probably hoping for an early end to Auburn’s season.
And now, the week in links:
This short essay wins my award for best parable of 2010. A taste:
The cricket sighed, “My good friend, all of that is good, but that is not the right way to honour the Creator. You must learn to chirp like the crickets do; that is how we were taught to honour the Creator.”
Here’s a great list (if you like lists) from scripture concerning the responsibilities and actions of the Holy Spirit. Just do us all a favor and 1) don’t preach them all in the same week. 2) Don’t make this into a 50-week series. There’s bound to be a happy medium, preachers.
This is part two of Skye Jethani’s Twitter trial and investigation. For you Star Wars junkies, he even quotes Yoda. Of course that lost a couple of points in my book — yes, I keep an actual grade book for all the blogs I read. And I’m constantly counting off points for uncool things and giving bonuses for mentions of bacon. This book will be published in 2011 under the title, Bacon: The Best of Blogs According to Brett.
This is a barefoot running article that appeared in Runner’s World before barefoot running was cool. Amby Burfoot (ironic?) from 2004.
It wasn’t long ago that I posted a link to an article about the incredible German board game. But here’s another one. This writer demonstrates the fall of Monopoly — and their desperate attempts at getting back in the game (pun intended). They’ve even come out with a Monopoly game in which you fit together hexagon-shaped tiles in order to create the board. Lame.
This is not a joke. And at $330 a pair, it wouldn’t be a funny one anyway. [Here’s another link with an incredibly-posed photo.]