Rabbit Trails (7/27/13)

This week’s WWRT comes to you from the sunny state of Florida. By the time you read this, I hope to be about 25 miles out to sea catching some fish. Of course, I’m a lousy fisherman.

President George H. W. Bush shaved his head in support of the child of one of his Secret Service guards who is undergoing leukemia treatments. I’ve always thought Bush 41 was a genuine and kind man.

Turns out that of the ten cities where people are most likely to have a heart attack, two are in my home state of West Virginia. One is my home town. I guess there’s an upside to moving away almost 20 years ago. I’m less likely to have a heart attack.

Canoe and Kayak magazine posted the winners of its photo contest. There are some great pics here.

Desiring God ministries posted this nice piece from the grand old gentlemen, J. I. Packer, as he talks about his conversion…

Ever wondered what Wikipedia’s most controversial topics were? Me neither, but this is still interesting.

For those who like getting your work done in coffee shops, some tips on how to do it well. But some coffee shops are dealing with the problem of “laptop hobos.” And just for fun, check out what your coffee says about you.

The church where I serve as Associate Pastor is from the German Reformed tradition. The Whitehorse Inn has a nice piece on the birthday of the Heidelberg Catechism.

For all you Star Wars geeks, Episode VII is coming in 2015.

I found this story disturbing for a lot of reasons. Across the pond, twins (boy and girl) were separated at birth and eventually married each other without knowing they were siblings. This is sad for a lot of reasons.