Second Lines

I just returned from a trip to Louisiana to see some friends. While there, I went into New Orleans to visit the World War 2 museum (well worth a blog post of its own). After leaving the museum, I spent some time walking around downtown, and heard some music playing and noticed people walking down…

On Setting Up an Easter Playlist

On Easter morning, I opened the music app on my phone and noticed something: . Spotify doesn't recommend a Resurrection Sunday playlist. Or even an Easter playlist. If it had been October 4, instead of April 4, they would have already been recommending a Christmas playlist. So why not Easter? Then it occurred to me:…

Don’t Discount the Body

One of the most fascinating books I've read recently is The Body by Bill Bryson. It is full of facts, stories, and questions about the physical stuff that is so essential to who you are. For example, according to the British Royal Society of Chemistry, our bodies consist of 59 elements. Six of these account…