Chihuahua….

Chihuahua Mamas – Chihuahua Blog – Small Dog Blog | Chihuahua Stories & Pictures, Small Dog Clothing & Product Reviews, Raising a Chihuahua | Chihuahua’s are cool !

This blog actually has little to do with chihuahuas but I have always liked them and other “micro dogs”. Right now we have a Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix and a Mini-Pin.

Here is another chihuahua site that I like that is also not really about chihuahuas | Virtual Church of the Blind Chihuahua

Alzheimer’s research….

Prevention of Alzheimer’s

Can Alzheimer’s be prevented? It’s a question that continues to intrigue researchers and fuel new investigations. There are no clear cut answers yet — partially due to the need for more large-scale studies — but promising research is under way. The Alzheimer’s Association continues to fund studies exploring the influence of mental fitness, physical fitness, diet and environment. As the number of people affected by Alzheimer’s rises, the effort to find prevention strategies continues to gain momentum.

Bad religion…

When Religion Kills: The Narco-Traffickers of the Borderlands | (A)theologies | Religion Dispatches

In Mexico a group of narco-traffickers now identify themselves in the Christian tradition, calling themselves the Knights Templar of Michoacan (KTM), an organization that morphed from the fragments of an earlier incarnation, La Familia Michoacana (LFM). This born-again gang (members were initiated as if they were joining a church, asked to accept Jesus Christ as their personal lord and savior) was headed by a man who called himself “El Mas Loco,” or the Craziest One, Nazario Moreno Gonzalez.

mundane relics…..

The 9/11 Decade – Feeling the Power of Mundane Relics – NYTimes.com

After the roar, after the first ground-trembling collapse sent clouds of pulverized matter billowing through Lower Manhattan, a man paused from his hurried retreat to take in a world now coated with the dust of uncertain gray. For reasons he still cannot explain, he bent down, scooped some of this grayness into an envelope — and kept on moving.

an update….

Was up way too late last night, got a late start this morning. A manly brunch at Bob’s followed by some lurking and loitering. Got a flu shot at Wally World. Now home alone with the dogs…..

Redemptive violence….

From and article I just read….
“As Christians we are called to practice the love of our enemy (even the one within).”
http://goo.gl/yIMaO

Religion and nations alike have bought, hook, line and sinker, into the myth of war. Not that war itself is a myth – clearly it is not. Rather, they bought into the myth that War can make things better. We have this convoluted idea that War is redemptive, that through acts of violence (whether they be preemptive or in retaliation) we can squash out… well, violence. Said differently, we genuinely believe that the path to peace (God’s peaceable Kin-dom) is violence.