There is a great difference in excellency, usefulness, and comfort between people of clear, digested knowledge, and confused, undigested apprehensions. -Richard Baxter

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’tis the season

Eccl. 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

Eccl. 3:2 a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

let’s be honest

expanding our reach while diminishing our capacities?

Here’s a balanced comment on how online reading might actually be affecting the way we think. It neither embraces all the improvements to our efficiency in knowledge-gathering nor bemoans all the disconcerting aspects to our ability to think carefully and attentively.

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

of downloads and ethics

First there was Napster.  Now there’s QTrax.  So many songs, so little oversight.  Here’s an imaginary dialogue (that’s probably repeated in living color in innumerable settings) about the issue of music-piracy.

If you’ve ever taken advantage of the technologies that afford “sharing” of music, this might lead you to consider dispensing with your spoils.

The Pirate