i have a desk job. used to be a history major. i read a lot of articles.
— Mystery vs. Evidence (The New York Times) An atheist ponders on religious folk.
— Parenting by Gays More Common in the South, Census Shows (The New York Times)
— Mississippi Leads Country in Mixed Marriages (The New York Times) This is a video, and it made me cry.
— Why a breakup feels like a punch in the stomach(MSNBC) Research is showing that the same part of the brain that handles romantic and social pain is closely related to the same part that handles physical pain.
— Heartbreak hurts people physically too (USAToday)
— Acetaminophen For Mental Health Relief (Psych Central)
— Can animals be gay? (The New York Times) A surprising study on animals with homosexual tendencies…
— Gay or Straight Animals? (Psychology Today) … a look at the Times article and what this means for the choose-to-be-gay debate.
— Let the Kids Rule the School
(The New York Times) What happens when a school lets a bunch of teenagers create their own curriculum, and strangely succeed.
— Ira Glass & Company on Long Form Storytelling (New School/ProPublica) It’s Ira, and he interrupts the interviewer to do his own interviewing, so I mean.
— Glenn Beck vs Christ the Liberator (Huffington Post) Catholic socialism vs. the far Right.
This afternoon, lunchtime in business midtown, W. 55th and Sixth avenue, an older businessman — Benny — and a middle aged couple with thick New York accents, all well dressed, are talking on a streetcorner,
Woman: “I can’t believe we bumped into you here, just on the corner.”
Benny: “Do you know the chances of meeting in a big city like this? It’s preposterous. It’s been so long!”
Man: “It’s all in the intention, it’s all in the karma. We were just eating and said ‘I’d love to see Benny’. Then we decided to skip dessert and head out. You’re the dessert.”