Dunedin has a fairly elderly fleet of buses, but at least they don’t burst into flames with alarming frequency as do the buses in Rome: Why do Rome’s buses keep catching fire? (BBC)
The telling of stories helps us to rewire the brain and reattach emotional significance to the memories we have. The act of being creative helps to balance the tendency to over-rely on logic as a coping mechanism. The act of doing this publicly is cathartic and enormously helpful
Mike Summerfield: The link between amygdalae and blogging
I highly recommend this post about the unfinished business of our lives and fulfilling the calling of Christ.
The call to the disciples was never Follow me to power, or Follow me to prosperity, or Follow me to the revolution, or Follow me to achieve your full potential. It was simply Follow me.
(Doug McKelvey, On These Our Works Being Works We Will Not Finish)
I came across an interesting little post about how to write (and edit) a blog post which is fairly realistic about how the process really happens. I’m not quite as rigorous on the editing now that I’m trying to put something out each day.
Randomly think of a thing. Let it bump around your head a bit. If the bumping gets too loud, start writing the words with the nearest writing device. See how far you get. The more words usually mean a higher degree of personal interest. Stop when it suits you.
How to Write a Blog Post by Michael Lopp (Rands)
This article about one of Facebook’s recent experiments made me seriously reconsider whether I am willing to continue using the social network when they are researching how to target people in their weakest moments: Welcome to the Next Phase of the Facebook Backlash.