Category : * General Interest

A Thanksgiving 2019 Photo with Some Harmons

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(NYT) ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament to Settle Question: Who is the Greatest of All Time?

In a television event unlike anything “Jeopardy!” has staged before, three of the game show’s record-breaking players — James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter — will compete against each other for the sweeping title of “greatest of all time.”

The show’s announcement on Monday came shortly after Holzhauer, the most recent player to become a household name, won the Tournament of Champions after facing Emma Boettcher, the contestant who ended his 32-game streak earlier this year. Holzhauer’s dominant strategy and high-value bets made him into a national celebrity and set the stage for a matchup of this magnitude. “Jeopardy!” is milking the combined stardom for all it’s worth.

All three players hold records on the game show’s hall of fame. Jennings captivated “Jeopardy!” fans with a 74-game winning streak in 2004 during which he made $2.52 million, which remains the highest total winnings during regular-season play.

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(NBC) Duke University Basketball Star Marshall Plumlee Turns In His NBA Jersey For An Army Uniform

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(CT) James Cary–Does God Have a Funny Side?

For example, [Steve] Wilkens points out that humans laugh while animals don’t. This we know, unconvincing zoological examples notwithstanding. But Wilkens digs into the theological significance of ths fact, joining some dots that help us see comedy not as an optional extra, but something at the core of what it means to be human beings and divine image-bearers.

Jokes can have unintended consequences. This is often what makes people reluctant to attempt humor or risk a comic observation. But a well-placed joke can make everyone relax. A shared sense of humor can build a relationship and further a connection. In his epilogue, Wilkens explains how writing the book had unintended positive consequences. “As I read theology through the lens of humor,” he writes, “I discovered that I don’t just love God. I like God.”

Once you see God’s handiwork in the everyday, as well as in his image-bearers and in the pages of Scripture, this could be your reality as well. Given the overly serious times in which we live, it’s probably worth a try. Perhaps we can see God showing his mirth after all.

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Posted in Anthropology, Books, Humor / Trivia, Theology, Theology: Scripture

Friday Mental Health Break–Argos Christmas advert 2019 – The Book of Dreams

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Photos from Kanuga Conference Center this Morning

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Some Greg Snyder Photos from the Anglican Diocese of SC Clergy Conference

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Photos from the morning run at Camp Saint Christopher

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A picture from Last night at the Anglican Diocese of SC Clergy Conference

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(NPR) The Gulf Of Maine Is Warming, And Its Whales Are Disappearing

Each summer for the last two decades, Jim Parker has readied his small whale watch boat, and made a business out of ferrying tourists out into the cool blue waters of the Gulf of Maine.

For years, it was steady work. The basin brimmed with species that whales commonly feed on, making it a natural foraging ground for the aquatic giants. Whales would cluster at certain spots in the gulf, providing a reliable display for enchanted visitors to the coastal community of Milbridge, Maine.

But lately, the whales have been harder and harder to find. Waters in the gulf have been warming, sending the whales’ food supply searching for cooler temperatures. The whales have gone with them. Some days this summer, Parker says he didn’t spot a single one. Business fell 20%, forcing him to cut his season short.

To help make ends meet, he’s been leading nature tours instead of whale watching expeditions. It’s gotten so bad, Parker says, that he and his partner have considered moving away from whale watching.

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Posted in Animals, Climate Change, Weather, Ecology, Ethics / Moral Theology

Bishop Lawrence Introducing the group of 12 Distinguished Anglican Leaders from Around the World Last Night

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Another shot with Friends on the recent Trip

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Visiting Friends from Oxford Days

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Surprised by a dear Old Friend at Oxford

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A Beautiful Saturday in London

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A Nice Visit to Wycliffe Hall, Oxford

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What a Wonderful Library

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Yours truly speaking to the Renew Conference in Leeds Yesterday Afternoon

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Archbishop Ben Kwashi speaking to the Renew Conference in Leeds

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Gearing up On Monday Morning

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Two Anglican Giants on Sunday Morning

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A Post Hurricane Dorian Diocese of South Carolina Update

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Some After Hurricane Dorian Pictures from the Local Community

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As you no Doubt Guessed, We are in Full Hurricane Dorian Recovery Mode Here

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Hurricane Dorian Track at 8am looking like big impacts locally here in the South Carolina Lowcountry

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(NYT) Rod Nordland–Waiting for the Monsoon, Discovering a Brain Tumor Instead

On the morning of July 4, I left Delhi for Uttar Pradesh to report a story on India’s feverish toilet-building campaign. I was out on the street most of the day, when I noticed ink in my journal was smudged with raindrops. “The monsoon has arrived,” I noted.

The smudged page also contained a fragment of overheard conversation: “We will marry our daughter to you only if you have a foot.” It was the first line of an intriguing story I would never write, because the next day I went for a morning jog in Delhi’s beautiful Lodhi Gardens.

That is really the last thing I remember with certainty. I only learned later that I had, somehow, made my way from the gardens to New Delhi’s Golf Course Colony, several miles away.

This is where a malignant brain tumor, as yet undiagnosed, struck me down and left me thrashing on the ground.

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Posted in Health & Medicine, India, Media, Natural Disasters: Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, etc.

Hurricane Dorian Track shifts a little westward in the Latest 5pm update

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All Eyes on Hurricane Dorian

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The Harmon 2019 summer vacation family photo

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Early Vacation Shots

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