Weekend Reading: October 21, 2017

Welcome to the weekend!  I’m writing from Charleston, S.C., a beautiful history-rich part of our country.  I didn’t send an email out last week, so there are a few items from last week I wanted to pass along as well. That said, I’m also really under the weather, so not as much commentary as you’re probably used to.

Hard to believe this isn’t fake news!  Man resided in woods for 10 years because wife nagged him too much.

Fascinating stuff here: China Uses ‘Digital Leninism’ to Manage Economy and Monitor Citizens.

They survived six hours in a pool as a wildfire burned their neighborhood to the ground. “Jan watched the moon for clues about time passing. It didn’t move.”

Everyone saw this right? North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’.

This got a lot of attention this week: Ex-DEA agent: Opioid crisis fueled by drug industry and Congress. This is a story that got the attention of President Trump, and for good reason. If you look at anything this week, this is the link to examine.

This may have been missed, but it shows that there’s at least something right going on in Washington: Scalias All the Way Down: While the press goes wild over tweets, Trump is remaking the federal judiciary.

Crazy story from southern OH here. Very sad. 

More of the same from the Boy Scouts of America: First came acceptance of gay and transgender Scouts. Now girls can be Boy Scouts

Similarly…Anger as Oxford college bans Christian group from freshers’ fair

This is ridiculous.  Glad to see my friend Aaron standing up to evil in this world!

Here’s something worth looking at: Vanishing Adulthood and the American Moment: A Conversation with Senator Ben Sasse. The interview is a bit meandering, but the book was good.

Wait…what?  White House Watch: Did Donald Trump Really Shoot a 73 at Trump National?

This was amusingly written. I haven’t finished it yet but enjoyed what I read thus far, some thought-provoking stuff about chain restaurants and their role in American life: Christ in the Garden of Endless Breadsticks.

That’s it for today. I really hope you enjoy the weekend!

PJW

 

 

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