Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 49 (October 2012)
- A heart-rending 16thC letter of grief from a pregnant widow to her now buried husband.
- Very interesting interview in Third Way with Tanni Grey-Thompson (Britain’s greatest paralympian)
- Covenant Seminar in St Louis have put some great free courses online in their Worldwide Classroom
- The late, lamented Christopher Hitchens on Mortality
- Frank Viola offers an excellent from a non-Christian historian on the historicity of Christ
- The hushing up of Buzz Aldrin’s Communion on the Moon
- As Eddie says, this is pretty good – let down by the monotonous voiceover and the groan-inducing advert at the end – but the just animation is stunning:
- I love this idea: Tree Concert – a campaign to protect Berlin’s trees (right)
- Some very powerful Apartheid-era photos from South Africa
- This is chilling: a report on so-called “green-on-blue” killings of US troops by Afghan soldiers: talk about cross-cultural insensitivity…
- Perceptive and honest from the likes of Matt Pinsent and Michael Johnson: the highs and lows from winning an Olympic Gold. Sad to see Jonathan Edwards talking about losing his faith, but he easily has the best line and the last word.
- A very helpful but grim interactive map of all the current trouble spots/independence movements in Africa
- Some helpful wisdom here: Susan Sontag’s 10 rules for raising a child
- Why British Police don’t carry guns
- Vintage adverts for libraries and encouraging people to get reading – would they work for you?!
- 10 Amazing facts about the human body
- And while we’re on human body lists, check out the fascinating if at times perplexing world of synaesthesia
- Redheads of the world (well, Holland, at any rate) unite!
- Very interesting: what commonplace photography has done
- Zadie Smith shares her 10 rules for writers
- An autobiography through others’ photographs