Weekend Reading - August 18, 2013
Ok, so the weekend is technically just about over, but I still wanted to get these links posted. The big news this week is that Jason got behind the wheel for the first time. He managed to keep us out of the canal next to the parking lot where he was practicing, so I will consider that a success.
Hope you find something interesting.
- Sidling Up to Difference: Kwame Anthony Appiah on Social Change and Moral Revolutions - This is one of my favorite On Being episodes. Well worth the listen if you have some spare time. Better yet, subscribe to the podcast! Read why I love On Being so much (formally Speaking of Faith)
- 'Great Storm of 1933' Both Blessing, Curse to Ocean City - More on the Ocean City Storm of 1933
- Impressionist Sings 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' As 19 Different Divas - she's really good!
- 13 Reasons Audiobooks are Awesome as Told by Cats - how could I not?
And a bit of politics for fun:
- Race, Lead, and Juvenile Crime - I've been following the reporting of Kevin Drum on this issue for a little while now and find it extremely compelling. It's something that definitely puts to question how much our environment affects the outcome of our lives vs what we truly have control over. Original reporting can be found here: America's Real Criminal Element: Lead and
- Conservatives don’t get that some problems are public, and it’s hurting them - of course this seems to be a fairly fundamental difference between conservatives and liberals (at least as far as it plays out in US politics lately). I definitely agree that government can't fix every problem (and in some cases can cause more problems than it solves). But I do believe that there are some roles that government can and should play (and can do well).