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Weekend A La Carte (2/19)
February 19, 2011
February is weird. Yesterday as I drove home from the office it was twelve degrees above freezing; my son was playing outside without a coat on. Overnight we had 100 km winds. Today it’s five degrees below and snowing a bit. Tomorrow we’re supposed to get 4 or 5 inches of snow. A bit of everything, I guess.
High School Wrestler Defaults - This story has been making the rounds. “After a standout season in which he went 35-4, Joel Northrup had every reason to dream of winning an Iowa wrestling championship this year, but he gave it all up before his first state tournament match Thursday. Northrup, a home-schooled sophomore who competes for Linn-Mar High School, said his religious beliefs wouldn’t allow him to wrestle Cassy Herkelman, a pony-tailed freshman from Cedar Falls who is one of the first two girls to qualify for the tournament in its 85-year history.”
Long Term Exposure - Shaun Groves pens some interesting thoughts about the potentially harmful long term effects of Christian worship music. Food for thought.
Become an Online Influencer - This article from Mashable shares some interesting ideas about how to become an online influencer.
Jesus Died for Me - This is a neat video.
Canada’s the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don’t need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you’re broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard’s baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby’s premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home. —Justin Bieber (What’s amazing about this quote is that anyone actually cares what the kid thinks)