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Monday 31 July, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:45 am

Darwin’s Nightmare: globalisation, fish, evil [via Bekah]

Sunday 30 July, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 2:15 pm

Gaz-guzzling a sin says AB of C [via David H]

Saturday 29 July, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 12:55 pm

namaste v. handshake
Timelapse vids on YT
Josh over there on some kind of humility in blogland

Friday 28 July, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 10:23 am

On Monday the new 10c, 20c & 50c coins come into circulation. You could give your old ones to that evergreen parable of the Kingdom, the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

Agriculture without oil, in Cuba [via w-berry list]
Towards an ignorance-based worldview [via w-berry list]

Tuesday 25 July, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 9:03 am

Newest flatmate F started to teach B and me tango yesterday evening & it was some window on a different and good world, and I suppose it’s the expected thing but I want to be Latin and feisty and upright and moving lockstep with my opposite, the end of the rainbow for a hundred metaphors. But first I have to learn how to walk, she said, that is the important thing.

Website prototyper
Stirring up the US Green party

Monday 24 July, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 9:13 am

Richard jumps on YouTube

In a recent radio interview, Stanley Hauerwas said:

… the very idea that America has some kind of special understanding of ‘freedom’ that we want to share around the world, is just a capitalist set of presumptions that says freedom is walking in the Circuit City and trying to decide whether I’m going to by a Sony or a Panasonic. That’s not freedom – I mean that’s just as a matter of fact to be determined to be a consumer.

And an SH paraphrase from an unrelated article:

Nothing is more destructive to Christianity than simply saying it is all about love. Jesus was about creating an alternative to the social order – one that requires hospitality to the stranger and forgiveness for the offender. This Christianity is far from being safe. It is, in fact, dangerous.

Lyrics: U2/Rejoice
YT video: U2/Rejoice live

Friday 21 July, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 11:01 am

Federated Farmers’ Charlie Pederson fights environmentalists

Wednesday 19 July, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 1:02 pm

Philip Jenkins has a new book due soon

Tuesday 18 July, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 10:35 am

Faith/Science series starts today with Lynton Baird today at 5.30pm at Ramsey House, 8 Kelburn Parade

Friday 14 July, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 3:04 pm

Calvin Seerveld on Jubilee on the job

I was sad, I went to yoga, now I’m happy.

Thursday 13 July, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 10:24 am

Cedar Room listens to Back in Black, Thriller, Wish You Were Here

Saturday 08 July, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 2:20 pm

Attention hardy people: Save Happy Valley campaign needs occupiers
Life & sex at Duke university [via Comment]

Friday 07 July, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 9:27 am

Unpublished letters of Edward Abbey

by Matthew Bartlett @ 12:07 am

George Bush sings Sunday Bloody Sunday [YT video]

I walked on the opposite side of the road to the side I normally walk when I walk to Chummeez/Fujiyama cafe on Lambton Quay. I don’t know which it is, Chummeez or Fujiyama. I hope it’s Chummeez but Fujiyama is more likely. It was quite a different thing, walking on the other side. There was a little more rain. The train station seemed a lot closer than it normally does. But I crossed back into normalcy and into the restaurant. (more…)

Wednesday 05 July, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 11:08 am

Lynton summarises the FOCaL conference [via Russell B]

John Patrick, in a lecture ‘The Myth of Moral Neutrality’ [9MB mp3] said:

‘Thou shalt not steal’ is not a choice, it’s a description of who we are.