Best Of The Net

I’m in a hotel room in Lincoln, Nebraska munching on a cinnamon roll courtesy of the kind folks at Union College – maybe the most encouraging college campus I’ve ever set foot on. I sang songs from Third World Symphony and spoke about Compassion International with students last night. And they cleaned us out! They filled out almost every child sponsorship packet we brought with us – 44 kids were sponsored in all!

I love my “job.”

We’ll be flying to Chattanooga later today. Come and see us on Sunday? While we’re in the air, enjoy the best of the net for this week…

How To Be An Explorer Of The World

A review and look inside How To Be An Explorer Of The World. This book is a collection of “59 ideas for how to get creatively unstuck by engaging with everyday objects and your surroundings in novel ways” from illustrator Keri Smith, the author of one of my kids’ favorite books, Wreck This Journal.

Dora The Explorer And The Search For The Infinity Orb

Speaking of exploring…From the producers of True Lies and the writers of Yo Gabba Gabba comes Dora The Explorer And The Search For The Infinity Orb. No. Words.

TOMS Will Not Sustain You

“It is a business, after all. But, its unsavory operations are masked under the guise of philanthropy.” An international development and governance professional critiques ‘One to One’ charities, using TOMS shoes as an example. She could also title this article “Why development is best” or “The problem with mission trips.”

Leaked iPhone 5 Promo Video

Truth is funny.

Source: via Shaun on Pinterest

Valley Of God

Long but excellent article on technology and religion in Silicon Valley: How the internet is supporting religion and becoming a religion of its own. “He stopped going to church. Instead, he went to the computer”

Source: via Shaun on Pinterest

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