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Today I participate with other Beliefnet bloggers in remembering the events of September 11. You can read our collected remembrances here, and I’m also going to re-post mine below: I don’t have an especially dramatic 9/11 story to tell, no more than anyone else who lived somewhere other than New York or D.C. (or Boston…

In preparation for this weekend’s news stories and where-were-you? blog posts and photo galleries — which will be a somber affair, and rightly so — I want you to gather up your family members and watch this video together. It’s two minutes of people laughing, at various ages, from babies to elderly folks. Watch it.…

How did you make it through high school? That’s the question the folks behind Rookie, a website for teenage girls, asked a bunch of celebrities. Not the flashy, pretty, Hollywood A-List celebrities, but the cool quirky ones who just seem like the types to have lurked in the margins as teenagers. This post featuring their…

I would never claim to be a frequent reader of US Weekly, but thanks to some leftover issues at a cabin we rented this summer in New Mexico, I’m aware that the gossip rag has a really silly section called “Celebrities: They’re Just Like Us!” It’s supposed to remind us normal folk that celebrities are…

He went shopping yesterday with his cousin for some new school clothes. My mom sent this photo to update us on their progress. Apparently zip-from-the-front hoodies are now a thing. Also a thing? Guitar-playing skeletons. Both were distressed that they only got to try on the skeleton hoodies but not come home with them.

This is wonderful: Kristina Alexanderson of Stockholm is photographing an action-figure-sized Star Wars Clone every day this year…and occasionally a young Clone gets to play, too. The photography is great and the results are surprisingly sweet. See many more photos here, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter. [HT: kuriositas]  

Today’s Meet a Dad profile is James Sutherland, a photographer and video editor in the UK. (The goal of Meet a Dad: Profile a dad and let him share his fatherly wisdom with us. Some of these dads will be well-known in certain circles; others will be largely unknown outside of their immediate circles. Doesn’t…

So this week the Web has been abuzz about a t-shirt design that was, until today, available at J.C. Penney. It’s a white long-sleeve shirt with a graphic that says “I’m too pretty to do homework so my brother has to do it for me.” A little bit of parental outrage on Facebook and Twitter…

Posted on my new favorite site and from the geniuses at Possible Metrics, here’s a video using (and showing) the sounds made by falling objects editing and synchronized into a sweet funky rhythm. Show it to your kids: [link]  

It’s time for another conversation with Cleverbot. I wanted to talk about kids going back to school, but weirdly (again), the conversation turned to fatherhood. Thanks, Cleverbot, for your help. ————— [ME]: Well, Cleverbot, it’s that time of year when kids go back to school. [Cleverbot]: You go to school on the weekends? No. On…

Jason Boyett
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Jason Boyett

Jason Boyett is a writer, speaker, and the author of several books, including O Me of Little Faith (Zondervan), and the Pocket Guide series (Jossey-Bass). His work has appeared in Salon, Paste, The Daily Beast, Relevant, and a variety of other publications. He has also appeared on the History Channel and National Geographic Channel. Jason lives in Texas with his wife and two kids. Follow him at twitter and jasonboyett.com.

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