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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading for the Weekend

This Friday, I point you to some recommended reading around the blogosphere: 1. Apparently, even God grows up. Read about Robert Wright’s...

This Friday, I point you to some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. Apparently, even God grows up. Read about Robert Wright’s latest tour de force –  The Evolution of God – in the New York Times Book Review. Whether you are Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Atheist or To Whom It May Concern, it sounds like there’s something in this book for you.

2. Interesting article from AlterNet about the inability of modern universities to adapt to the digital age.

3. Lovely essay on the New York Times Motherlode blog by Amanda Goehring about the daughter she never gave birth to. And speaking of kids, for a quick laugh have a look at The Deep Friar’s 20 Truths Kids Should Know about Adulthood.

4. Funny piece in the Denver Post about what it’s like to look for a job when you’re 50.

5. Finally, if you’re interested in the brewing political crisis in Honduras, here are my two cents over at Politics Daily.

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  1. Friar July 4, 2009 at 2:12 am #

    Hey, thanks for the link love! :-)

  2. Mara Paredes July 4, 2009 at 8:37 am #

    As here in Spain we spent most of the Summer from Party to Party (in fact, all of them are Fairs), here you have two links about San Fermin bullrunning festival, which is the first in our calendar. This weekend is the best to “study” it, “analyze” it and finally make your mind up and run it (if you are brave enough…)

    http://www.sanfermin.com/index.php/en/

    http://www.bullrunning.com/

    There are a little bit of two days left to start running the bulls!!. By the way, don’t you think this running is another proof or even a hobby for adulthood?. :)

  3. daryl boylan July 4, 2009 at 7:54 pm #

    Yes! to Honduras piece. U.S. policies in Central America have been such unmitigated disasters that it’s a relief to hear Obama does not wish to be involved there. Still, as you point out, at some point we are going to have to face up to the frightful social, economic, and human rights situations there, too many of which we have aided and abetted.

  4. daryl boylan July 4, 2009 at 7:58 pm #

    I just did! RE the Honduras piece — Obama is surely right not to get involved in this Honduras mess. Still, at some point the US must tune in to the social, economic, political and human disasters in Central America, too many of which we have aided and abetted.

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