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If this had come on 4/1 I could have understood it as an April Fool’s joke. But apparently it is serious. Based on Apple’s unbelievable success with its retail stores, Microsoft is going to be launching a branded store of […]

In the fall of 1986 I was a college freshman away on some spiritual retreat. I had chosen God over the New York Mets because there weren’t any TVs around the weekend retreat and my beloved Mets were in the […]

Great satire… genius satire…Here are some of the lyrics:”You see this battle’s been raging since Zeus was on the Bottlebetween science like Democritus and faith like Aristotlewho said the mover was movin’ like some magic trickbut that’s not good logicmy […]

Rumor – and Bon Appetite magazine – have it that DiFara Pizza at 1424 Avenue J in Brooklyn, NY may have the world’s best pizza… …anyone had it?

I joke a lot about my race. My father is Chinese. My mother is American. I like to say that I had a unique upbringing – that I was raised on tofu and grits. Or, since I am a blood […]

Ross Douthat is a scary smart human… read his post on sexual morality.

This fall, Abilene Christian University will be providing all incoming freshmen with either an iPhone or an iPod touch: …freshmen will use the iPhones or iPod touches to receive homework alerts, answer in-class surveys and quizzes, get directions to their […]

I’m not sure anyone should read this post. This is FAR from a happy post. It starts inside the gates of a Ugandan hospital. It starts getting out of the car and looking around convinced I must be in the […]

A friend – a dear, wonderful friend – gave me an autographed copy of Bono: in conversation with Michka Assayas a few years ago. I gave it a very quick read and put it on my list of books that […]

My buddy Spence Smith travels a lot. He works for Compassion International – more on them later – and is known to take one day trips to places like Equador or Fiji or Mali. Ok, not really Fiji. Anyway, he […]