The EduPunks' Atlas of Lifelong Learning sorts a wide variety of online, offline, and hybrid learning opportunities. A couple I'd recommend include Codeacademy and Academic Earth.
42 Amazingly Free Things That Will Make You Smile
The Smiths lyrics + Peanuts cartoons = This Charming Charlie (via AV Club)
The Beloit Mindset List for the class of 2017 (this year's college freshmen) has been released. Among the highlights:
- GM means food that is Genetically Modified.
- Having a chat has seldom involved talking.
- Rites of passage have more to do with having their own cell phone and Skype accounts than with getting a driver’s license and car.
- Captain Janeway has always taken the USS Voyager where no woman or man has ever gone before.
- As they slept safely in their cribs, the Oklahoma City bomber and the Unabomber were doing their deadly work.
- Their parents’ car CD player is soooooo ancient and embarrassing.
- They have always been able to plug into USB ports.
ESPN has a fascinating story on Dan Gable.
What You Never Realized While Reading a Postcard. I've had this fantasy of turning a bunch of my photos into postcards, and then developing a weekly discipline of sending a card with a personal note on it to a different friend every week. Maybe this will help push me to make that happen.
Jason Micheli is looking at some of the "top" heresies on his blog, I especially liked his thoughts on fundamentalism.
Friend and colleague in ministry, Bri, offers a powerful reflection on Luke 13:10-17 in her post Why not here? Why not now?
Jeremy Smith: Preacher or Performer? The Crying Baby Test.
This isn't my "official" music selection of the week, but it's something you've got to see (as it blows up all over the internet). Ylvis - "The Fox":
And just so you don't have "what does the fox say" stuck in your head the rest of the day, here's a new song from Superchunk, off their album, I Hate Music, called "Me and You and Jackie Mittoo":