The End Is Near!
The End Is Near!
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This Too Will Pass
It’s hard to find anything on the Internet that is not about COVID-19. Is it just me, or do other people want to read about something else from time to time? So my only coronavirus link for this issue is a wistful meditation on “The Advantages of Disadvantages: Or Don’t Let the Quarantine Slip through Your Fingers.”
Explaining The Beatles
I am from the generation that was deeply shaped by the music of The Beatles, and so I can never quite escape my early fascination with them. I get that this will elicit an “okay boomer” sigh, but I have yet to find another band that has shown more creativity and originality—and made just good popular music—in the 60 years since their arrival on the scene. Anyway, if you are not of this mind, forgive my fawning and ignore this link to a review of a book on the group that is more interesting than most.
A Fresh Look at the ’60s
It's hard to know what to excerpt from a review that is bursting with insights. But here’s a start:
And then there is this:
In short, reviewer Barton Swaim (editorial-page writer at the Wall Street Journal) gave me a lot of pause for thought about what’s gone right and wrong with America since the 1960s.
Let Us Reason Together
Here is an offering from a site I was unfamiliar with, called Pairagraph:
For example, here is a dialogue between Lawrence Krauss (physicist, author) and John Haldane (philosopher, University of St Andrews) on “Is Secularism the Root of Society's Ills?”
There’s Money in That There Mountain
I, for one, couldn’t not read it.
We no longer have to risk our lives to get stunning views of the world. Just buy a drone. Or look at pictures created by them, as in this article “Scary Images Captured By Drones.”
Grace and peace,
Saturday, April 11, 2020
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