Friday, September 23, 2022

Swans and Cats: Confidential, Pastor Timothy Keller Speaks to the Head and the Heart

Being tired of covid personally or politically DOESN'T end covid.

The AFL Grand Final isn't just about the sport -- it's also a place for the great and the good of the nation to rub shoulders. There was of course the striking moment when the cameras cut to AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan flanked on either side by Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch and Kerry Stokes, a man whose dominates Western Australia's media landscape in a way that greatly exceeds the Murdoch share Australia-wide.

But one notable absentee was the guy who decided everyone in the state should get a day off the day before the Grand Final (which manages the impressive feat of being both one of the world's dumbest public holidays and somehow only the second dumbest observed exclusively in Victoria).

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews was not among the politicians attending, unlike out-of-towners like acting Queensland Premier Steven Miles, Tasmania’s Jeremy Rockliff and South Australia's frighteningly ripped Premier Peter Malinauskas.

Why was Dan Andrews a no-show at the Grand Final?

If I had a beer for everytime Sydney has scored I could drive everyone home at half time - swans attack cat . #AFLGF

The two greatest AFL clubs of the last 20 years meet in a Grand Final for the very first time, as Geelong faces Sydney for the right to be called 2022 premiers.

The Cats took a 35-point lead into quarter-time after taking 11 scoring shots to one, leaving the Swans shell-shocked.

Swans v cats: Decisive duels: The Grand Final match-ups that matter

Wall Street Journal Weekend Confidential, Pastor Timothy Keller Speaks to the Head and the Heart

Dr. Keller, 71, has earned a wide following for his erudite and engaging teaching of the Gospel. Since he founded Redeemer Presbyterian Churchin Manhattan in 1989, his appeal to young, educated professionals has helped it grow from a few dozen members to more than 5,000 weekly attendees across three locations. His sermons, which address believers and nonbelievers alike, are available on a podcast that over 2.5 million people download each month. He has also written more than two dozen books on subjects such as God, death, marriage and meaning; his new book Forgive: Why Should I and How Can I? will be published in November. ...

Beckett, Nabokov, and Conrad abandoned their native languages to write in another. Jhumpa Lahiri is the latest to embark on that  journey  

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Review and Recommendation:  Empire by Default, by Ivan Musicant. Did you ever wonder why the US has territories like Puerto Rico and Guam? Or why the US ran the Philippines until after World War II?  These were all results of the Spanish-American War, and most of what we know about that is Teddy Roosevelt and San Juan Hill. But it is a fascinating story, which is well worth reading.
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