Showing posts from February, 2015

Freedom, complexity, and inclusion

"Each new stage of growth always brings with it greater freedom, greater complexity, and greater inclusion." Sounds good, and sounds intuitively correct. Is it true? Could you replace greater inclusion with greater differentiation or greater discernment, which could then be read as a contradiction against inclusion? The RobCast (Episode 6 | Listener Questions):

Who's not against you?

I find this verse fascinating. It's the exact opposite of what we usually think... "Master," said John, "we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us." "Do not stop him," Jesus said, "for whoever is not against you is for you."

The world of backlinks and SEO

One common theme of mine is automation -- not " home automation " where robots wash your dishes, but a way of automating conversation, research, personal engagements.  Things where you, a real live person, can be more efficient or effective because a computer does some basic or simple or repetitive task for you. In that vein, I discovered Zemanta awhile back, which was (is?) a tool for automatically finding related stuff based on what you write in a blog post. Which I think is pretty cool!  I've got it out at for the Story of America card project (which hasn't seen any action in ages, by the way) Anyway, I didn't give it much thought, until I found this email way down deep in my archive: ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Link Removal Date: Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 7:20 PM Subject: I thought you'd want to know... To: [my website feedback address] Hi, I am working with I wanted to thank you for linking

Inspiration from Stacey Martino

I rarely re-blog podcast notes but I'm driven to as I'm listening to Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod: Success | Productivity | Personal Development | Lifestyle | Business (#57: It's Time to Get Intimate with Your Goals | An Interview with Stacey Martino):   "The quality of our life at any moment can be related to the quality of our relationships." Tweet This Stacey Martino is here this week to share her tips for empowering you to finally attain the unshakeable love and unleashed passion that you desire. A certified marriage educator and divorce-preventionist, Stacey is a relationship expert whose methods for achieving extraordinary goals have been featured in YourTango , Bloomberg News, Yahoo! News, QVC, and Aspire magazine.   "It only takes one partner to transform a relationship" Tweet This Over the course of fourteen years, she


The Judeo-Christian understanding of the world declares 1) the universe and everything in it was created in an intelligible way by a God who can be glimpsed as we understand His creation, and 2) the world is fallen and corrupt and doesn't run according to God's perfect plan. Thus, we have science -- seeking (and succeeding) to understand God's creation, and failing when it thinks it can understand it completely and replace the "myth of a creator" with itself. To grow, we need to remember that discovering causes of problems doesn't imply moral culpability. The established fact that Tylenol's glutathione depletion is an autism trigger in susceptible individuals won't be socially accepted for decades, because many parents falsely believe that accepting such a fact means it's their "fault" their child has a condition. Nothing could be further from the truth. (Culpability is a consideration only when people choose to stay ignorant of their al