Saturday, June 30, 2018

Saturday Good Reads

Several movies about Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin has been released over the last year. Ever wonder how true to the facts they are? Shannon Quinn at TopTenz has the story. 

Victor Davis Hanson is an author, professor, expert on ancient Athens (I took an online course on Athens and Sparta in which he taught the Athens part, and he was excellent), and a conservative. He’s has insightful things to say about the state of American culture and politics. He doesn’t think Donald Trump is the end of civilization, but he does suggest that the opposition to Trump as expressed is it is by comedians, politicians, and the media is an indication of the death of democracy. It’s difficult to argue with what he says to The Federalistabout Trump, universities, and where all this angst and anger is going to end.

Zak Schmoll takes a look at confirmation bias, Samuel James writes about civility (and who’s accusing whom of not having it), Rob Eager forecast the future of publishing, Silverio Gonzalez on why God doesn’t need talented people, and more. 

British Stuff

That Little Matter of King Arthur and Camelot– Helen Hollick at English Historical Fiction Authors.

The Real Story of Christopher Robin– Shannon Quinn at TopTenz.

The Cabbie Shelters of Old London– Spitalfields Life.


I Loved You Before I Was Born– Li-Young Lee at Image Journal.

That other god– Joe Spring.

Renaissance– Patrick Connors at Altarwork.

Life and Culture

Old Engagements– David Warren at Essays in Idleness.

Why All Gunshots Are Not Created Equal: A Look at Confirmation Bias– Zak Schmoll at Entering the Public Square.

Civility, Privilege, and the Public Square– Samuel D. James at Letters & Liturgy.



Stop Tuning God Our of Your Loud Life– Isaac Mogilevsky at Daily Disciple.

God Doesn’t Need Talented People– Silverio Gonzalez at Core Christianity.

Art and Photography

Rocket Plume Shadow Points to the Moon– NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day.

The Gold Dust of Autumn– Tim Good at Pixels.

Shake by Mercy Me

Painting: Reading the letter, oil on canvas by Pablo Picasso (1921)

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