Five factiods for a Friday, plus a few embellishments, no extra charge.
1) A couple of memoirists got inducted into the liar’s club this week.
Two Too many wrongs don’t make a right, of course, but it does seem that misery loves company.
3) When Moses came down from Mt. Sinai with the Ten Commandments, was he really coming down from a drug-induced high? Perhaps, says cognitive psychologist Benny Shannon. I can’t attest to the soundness of his theory, but it might help explain why Moses wandered so long in the wilderness.
4) Twinkie Deconstructed tells more truths about processed foods than some of us might want to swallow. The Twinkie, for instance, gets its buttery taste from butyric acid, which author Ettlinger describes as “a natural component of Parmesan cheese, rancid butter, and, unbelievably, vomit and perspiration.” [Full disclosure: I’ve always hated Twinkies, but this isn’t a hit piece, I promise.]
5) Last, but certainly not least, I’d like to share one of my favorite quotations (dedicated to my good buddy, Linda Partlow), plus two new photos.
Finally…whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. Philippians 4:8
The fifteen-day-old bird babies were slumbering when I approached their nest. But as soon as I snapped the first picture, their eyes popped open, and they stretched their necks toward the sky as if to say, “Mama, is that you?” and “Hey, where’s my food?”