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Weekend A La Carte (2/5)

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I do believe this is the first Saturday in many, many months for which we have absolutely nothing planned. I hardly know what to do with myself.

The Social Costs of Pornography – Anthony Bradley writes about the results of a study on pornography that “summarizes a consultation of 54 scholars held in Princeton, N.J. in December 2008 sponsored by the Witherspoon Institute and co-sponsored by the Institute for the Psychological Sciences.” It ain’t pretty.

Too Easily Pleased – Amy writes about her new life: “Before we bought the farm, our family lived on an island on Florida’s Space Coast. It was a typical suburban set-up: the grocery store, church, Little League, and Target all nearby. Now that I live over an hour away from Target, I do not think suburban is a bad word.”

CyberTyranny – Gene Veith writes about Egypt cutting off Internet access. Of course as one wag put it, if you want people to stay home and do nothing, it seems like cutting off the Internet is pretty much the wrong thing to do.

Stretch Your Brain – It’s an oldie but a goodie. Give your brain a stretch with this one.

Kill Multi-Tasking – “What’s the outlook for productive creativity in the coming year? In two phrases: Multi-tasking is dead! Long live single-minded focus!” Sounds good to me.

Soteriology simplified: God saves us by himself from himself unto himself for himself.

—Burk Parsons

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