Saturday, December 26, 2015

Boxing Day Holy Season: Hum If You Don’t Know the Words

Without mentioning Christmas, Eva Brann distills its spirit in eleven words: “If you love a child, the horrors of history come alive.” Becoming a mother or father changes everything, or ought to, especially in an age like ours. Suddenly we are vulnerable in a new and absolute way, for this is a world in which many revel in the murder of children. Selfishness is no longer an option. Petty sacrifices and irritations are not ignored but happily embraced Vulnerable People ...

Wallabies live in the bushland in and around Frenchs Forest.
Boxing Kangaroo
The Tedium Twins Harpers (GU). A classic from 1982.
The Huron Carol Sic Semper Tyrannis (Carolinian). Xmas in Vietnam.
DC’s Hottest Christmas Gift This Year is Weed Alternet. You can’t sell it. But you can give it away! A new — and welcome — experience in the Beltway, I guess…

Netflix has built socks that read your body to understand when you fall asleep, and then automatically pause your Netflix show.   Big Socks

John Gallagher, who has reportedly been killed by a suicide bomber, was one of about a dozen Canadians to have volunteered to fight alongside Kurdish forces battling. Facebook  ‘We are all on the front lines’: Canadian reportedly killed fighting ISIL wrote essay about why he went to war