Category: data

Five myths about healthcare around the world

The airwaves are full of completely ridiculous commentary and flame-stoking rhetoric about plans to reform US health care. Most Americans don’t seem to want “facts”, preferring to stick closely to Colbertian “truthiness.” Well, the...

Mapping the fear pandemic

It seems that 7WD is quickly becoming the authoritative source for information on swine flu as it relates to churches. Keeping up our breathless coverage, I bring you this chart. Please continue to read...

Of swine flu, hype, and church

I’ve been trying to parse the news explosion around swine flu. It’s still not clear to me if this is a real health threat or if it’s in the family of the buy-duct-tape-to-stop-terror hype...

Warren Buffett on the economy

I’ve been trying to make sense of all the pundits and prognostications about our economy lately. Mostly I’ve suspected two things, which might seem contradictory. First, this is all worse than we might want...

We are but a blip

Looking at the big picture, or perhaps I should say long picture, humanity is a blip. Have a look. Four billion years compressed into 60 seconds. Tip of the hat to gizmodo.

Map of the interwebbed world

If, like me, you enjoy both maps and the interwebs, this is for you. At the end of every URL and email address is a top-level domain (TLD). Although .com is the world’s most...

Warm greeting dilemma

Every Sunday, I stand outside the church to greet churchgoers before and after the service. People marvel at this in the winter, but my good English wool cloak and my Canterbury cap are actually...

Coming to Little Rhody?

A friend of mine recently left for vacation in Turks & Caicos. You can understand why, since it’s a world-class vacation destination. But there’s really no need to go so far away, according to...

The Obameter

Lots of my leftist friends have been taken in by the Obama-is-my-savior phenomenon. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very excited by President Obama and the promise he brings. But he’s only human, despite what...

Of provinces and math

I don’t know who started it, but people have taken to calling today’s new Anglican province the “third province” in North America. I don’t get it. Are conservatives so concerned about the perceived heresies...