Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November 29 Link Log (Updated with Amazon Link)

I am of course far behind on e-mail. Today's Categories: Amazon, Baltimore, Books, Christian, Food, Green, History, Language, Ohio, Poetry, Sports, Television, Thanksgiving.

Amazon Book Link 

More "evergreen" than the title suggests:



Baltimore Update 

At least the police got into the true spirit of Thanksgiving...which is the one that Christians have tried to associate with Christmas, and I say the sooner the better, and if you can spread it over the entire winter, all to the good.

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/11/28/baltimore-police-officer-tries-to-save-the-life-of-anti-police-protesters-infant-daughter/

Books 

What Louise Erdrich is reading, and why:

http://birchbarkbooks.com/blog/not-winter-reading

What Wendy Welch is reading:

https://wendywelchbigstonegap.wordpress.com/2016/11/28/the-monday-book-quick-before-the-music-stops-by/

Christian 

Your Greek word for the day is tetelest(h)ai:

http://faithandvictory.com/sermons/pays-twice-tetelestai/

Food (Yum) 

How do you like your tea?

http://itsjustlife.me/twenty-four-days-tea-teapot-tuesday/

Green 

The trouble is that recycling doesn't pay all that well....yet...in the U.S.

http://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/germany-figured-out-the-single-best-way-to-get-people-to-recycle.html?cid=sf01001&sr_share=twitter

Vixen Valentino dishes the dirt on pro-GMO trolls. (This is not a happy post.)

https://endocriminal.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-uninformed-parent.html

History 

Nice selection of quotes from James Madison:

http://www.usfreedomarmy.com/james-madison-father-constitution/

Language 

"Alt-right" has just been formally defined: it's a useless synonym that, by "not letting groups define themselves," borders on hatespeech. I'm not aware of it if there is a genuine "alt-right" or "White nationalist" group, but then I suppose I wouldn't be. If any readers know of one, please let us know so this web site can denounce it.

https://blog.ap.org/behind-the-news/writing-about-the-alt-right

Ohio Update 

The campus killer was not a "shooter." He used a motor vehicle and a knife, not a gun. He complied with all the paperwork. Wake up America...prescription serotonin boosters are deadlier than firearms and than immigrants, legal or otherwise. This case of Prozac dementia was a Somali. Big whoop. Plenty of other cases have been native-born U.S. citizens.

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/11/28/ohio-state-university-attacker-identified-as-somali-born-legal-immigrant/

Poetry 

Nice tree poem (free verse, but nice):

http://treesandothersihaveknown.blogspot.com/2016/11/trees-within-shell-as-weary-and-wizened.html

Sports 

I share Greg's mixed feelings...

http://daddytypes.com/2016/11/28/runbike_racing_is_the_muttonbusting_of_japan.php

Television 

Norb Leahy's rant on possible new cable channels made me laugh:

http://ntlconsulting.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-pharma-channel.html

Thanksgiving Thoughts 

Hurrah...somebody finally posted something about Thanksgiving and not merely "Black Friday." This is not your everyday "be thankful" twaddle, Gentle Readers. It was written by a North Carolina blogger watching forest fires burn their way toward her home, hearing rain promised on the TV long-range forecasts before Thanksgiving Day, not actually getting any. +Beth Ann Chiles is a special breed of blogger.

http://itsjustlife.me/be-thankful-in-everything/