Things have been crazy at the Brewery lately. I have much in my head I’d like to share but there was illness, then a car accident and then more illness and now Thanksgiving week.
I promise that as soon as I’m healthy again and things have settled down at the Brewery I will begin posting daily, as was my habit. In the mean time, enjoy your Turkey and gluten free Thanksgiving!
What social demographic might make a state more charitable? Church attendance.
If you enjoy dystopia fiction, then you might enjoy an article about a hiker finding a 100 year old abandoned town.
ISIS moves to the Turkish border. “Air strikes are not enough” says the Turkish president.
Biden said something he probably shouldn’t have said–again. Is that news worthy? Who knows.
This is a fascinating piece on an all-Afrikaaner village in South Africa. As a student of the Boers; I especially enjoyed this.
I admire Lecrae to no end. Read this interview with him and see why.
Embedded in the Lecrae article was a link to a profile of mewithoutyou. One of my all time favorite bands so I had to read it and share it.
The Columbus Metropolitan Library is an awesome library–I miss it. Nice to see it getting a feature in the Atlantic.
Mrs. Wine and I have started requesting that people purchase “experiences” for our children instead of possessions. Nice to see science backing us up!
What if I told you that NASA is looking into putting people into some sort of thermal stasis for deep space transport?
It looks like Vice is doing another series on ISIS. I’m sure it is worth the time it takes to watch it.
Our president continually seems to be compared to former president Reagan, but I think Nixon is a much more accurate comparison.
This is probably one of the best articles I have read in a long time. Read it and consider: is parenting the new religion in America?
I’m really enjoying discovering new bands through my Pandora channel. This music video is probably one of my favorites of recent years. It does a great job of visually conveying the message of the song.
The Onion nailed the absurdity of the Ray Rice saga.
Resistance is futile. This is a cool little clip of a fascinating creature. Truly this entire world is fearfully and wonderfully made!
The New York Times is probably the best online news resource IMHO and they excel at online graphics. Here is a very informative graphic on how ISIS works.
The Jameis Winston “investigation” last year was a joke. Now, FSU, is doing its own investigation into what happened. Conveniently, they have opened this investigation after Winston won the Heisman and the Seminoles won the National Championship. Here is another good bit of commentary on Winston.
I’m not a hip-hop fan and I’ve never really gotten into LeCrae (I prefer Shai Linn) but I also must admit that when it comes to theological depth, the Reformed hip-hop movement is probably the best source out there. Lecrae continues to break out into the mainstream and will be on Jimmy Fallon.
I am not an Apple product fan nor do I use Apple products. However, I am happy to see at least one tech giant is doing what it can to prevent the government from easily accessing our personal data.
I’m late to the wagon on Of Monsters and Men, but I really dig this song. It is like ska mixed with folk mixed with rock. Three styles of music I enjoy in one song? That’s like the Holy Trinity!
I’m probably obligated to post something about the defeat of the referendum in Scotland for Scotland to secede (or disassociate or whatever). But I think a video explaining the United Kingdom would be more interesting.
So this is something new (for me). I read a lot of interesting articles and I like to share those but I’m going to try something new: I’ll save the links for those articles for Friday and post a weekly round-up of what I read and found interesting. This week I didn’t think of this until Thursday night so there will not be many links. We’ll (royal use here) see how it goes.
It seems that tech executives like Steve Jobs limit their children’s access to technology. As a parent who is always trying to limit my children’s exposure to technology (both their use of it and their presence online) I found this rather interesting. I once read Stephen Colbert didn’t let his children watch the Colbert Report. Makes you wonder what he and the tech executives understand that so many other parents don’t seem to get?
I have spent much of the week following the Ray Rice saga. Whatever the truth turns out to be this much is obvious: Goodell should have never needed a video of inside the elevator to know what happened.
Speaking of Ray Rice, the Steelers got pounded last night by the Ravens. I know it is unhealthy, but I do enjoy reading about the Steeler’s loss after a game. But cheer up Steeler fans–your defense improved and held the Ravens to one less point than the Browns scored on you!
I’d like to start this link out by saying hello to my faithful NSA agent trolling my data–you are a treasured visitor to this site. While it may be unpopular (and may not be) I’m appreciative to Edward Snowden for the information he released. Yahoo was threatened with a 250k daily fine if it did not comply with data requests in 2008. Crazy high corporate tax rate or not, it is no wonder US companies are shifting their operations outside the border.
Whenever we go grocery shopping, Mrs. Wine has made it clear that I shall never, ever, purchase a red delicious apple. Here’s a good article on why.