The Drum Part

My bride and I just got back to the hotel and are relaxing and catching up on some of the Olympic action. I’ll post some more detail in the next day or so why we are at a hotel. But, anyway… you know when the TV coverage of the Olympic events returns from a commercial break and they play that music? Well, the next time you hear bum, bum, da, bum, bum — bum, bum, da, bum, bum, picture yourself standing tall and in your best Viking voice belting out, “This Is The Drum Part — This Is The Drum Part” and I promise you will never hear that piece of music the same again 😉

M&Ms and Science

I won’t claim to be the first to suggest the importance of M&Ms to science, but I certainly appreciate a thorough and altogether well thought out experiment when I engage in one; especially as a tasty ending to lunch. Well, I am pleased to find out I am not alone. Noticed on today’s Quotations Page:

Estimated amount of glucose used by an adult human brain each day, expressed in M&Ms: 250

Harper’s Index, October 1989


Another Way

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of listening to Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove speak about his experience working with CPT in Iraq in 2003. If you are interested you may download the talk here. It is a fairly large mp3 file so you may want to save to your hard drive and listen to it locally.

Jonathan and his wife Leah are members of Rutba House here in Durham, NC. Rutba House is an “experiment in the new monasticism”. Jonathan has written a book; “To Baghdad and Beyond: How I Got Born Again in Babylon“. Along with other members of Rutba House, Jonathan has also contributed to the book School(s) for Conversion: 12 Marks of a New Monasticism. I have read neither of them so I am unable to comment directly, but having met Jonathan, I suspect they are quite interesting reads.

How easy it is to forget that there is good news of another way…