Grove Patterson, a once well-known newspaper man, writes about faith.
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As a parent of young children, I am interested in stories about when children stopped believing in Santa Claus and how they reacted to the news. I am particularly intrigued by the “cost-benefit analysis kids” who conclude that believing (or at least acting to your parents as if you believe) is free but has utility [...]
200 Father Christmases unveil an plane branded ‘Change for Good’ to marked the raising of more than £1 million for UNICEF through easyJet passenger donations. Photo Courtesy of the Telegraph.
Hagfish shed light, or at least slime, on the drivers of innovation.
The San Francisco Bay Area’s weather is so consistently lovely that men such as myself can get away with not having their much-used dress shoes re-soled when needed. However, the jig was up for me this week as I traveled to rainy London and Liverpool. The small holes in the bottom of my shoes worked [...]
A simple solar still using gold nanoparticles.
In a touching article in the Telegraph, Caroline Greene discovers a box of old letters and documents which reveal what happened to her Grandfather in World War I and afterwards. At our sister site Washington Monthly, Colin Woodard describes how the Republican Party has completely lost its hold in the “Yankeedom” region of the U.S. [...]
Chris Kirk at Slate has a fantastic trivia game up based on identifying the electoral map for elections since 1860. If you get enough correct, you will earn sufficient electoral votes to be President (I just barely made it). Just as a hint, it helps a lot if you know about the history of third [...]
A slow Sunday at RBC, so I will pass along a trivia question based on something I learnt the other day. I recently recommended the film noir Too Late for Tears, in which appeared Arthur Kennedy. Today he may be best remembered for playing the Lowell Thomas character in Lawrence of Arabia, but he for [...]
After a brutal divorce a friend writes: Nietzsche says that which does not kill us makes us stronger. But the truth is: That which does not kill us wears us down to the point that the next thing, which would normally be no problem, kills us.