Month: August 2006

Meth Bust

Federal, state, and local law enforcement authorities in North Georgia have reported a record seizure of about 341 pounds of suspected crystal methamphetamine at a residence in Gainesville, Ga. …

E-mail Gone Wild

RadioShack Corp. notified about 400 workers by e-mail that they were being dismissed immediately as part of planned job cuts. Link. You don’t need McLuhan to decipher the effects …

No God Spot?

From LiveScience: The human brain does not contain a single “God spot” responsible for mystical and religious experiences, a new study finds. Instead, the sense of union with God …

Burning Man

Burning Man 2006 is underway. It’s gotta be the quintessential bohemian event in America, and I enjoy bohemians about as much as jock itch. Still, this festival intrigues me. …

Light

Light blogging today. I’m busier than a tornado in a trailer park. A few quick bites, though: *The prosecutors dropped the case against the Ramsey confessor faster than they …

William Morris

I watched Drumline with my family Saturday night. It’s a movie about a glitzy marching band at an historically-black school in the South (a fictional school, “Atlanta A&T”) and …

New Anthology

The Norton Anthology of Children’s Literature: The Traditions in English: I wasn’t even aware of this anthology. Now I’m aware of it, and I don’t want it. Link to …

Pope and ID

From this morning’s Guardian: Philosophers, scientists and other intellectuals close to Pope Benedict will gather at his summer palace outside Rome this week for intensive discussions that could herald …

Augustine

It’s St. Augustine’s feast day. By coincidence, I ran across this yesterday in Fr. James Schall’s new book, The Life of the Mind: One of the books that we …