The Weekly Nerd – Tuesday Edition – August 7th

Welcome to the Tuesday Edition of The Weekly Nerd! I hope you come and enjoy your stay!

Yesterday on the blog: The Monday Morning Mess – August 6th
Monday’s Top Read:

Your Life Is Not Boring
I regularly tell the girls that we serve as houseparents that being bored is a personal choice, that there is plenty to do. This is a way better response.
“We have this strange tendency to take our own existence, others’ existence, and the world we live in for granted, as if these are just mundane facts. As if living on a giant sphere spinning at 1,000 miles per hour, while orbiting around a gargantuan fireball at about 67,000 miles per hour, in a solar system that’s traveling around the Milky Way at over 500,000 miles per hour, while the galaxy itself is hurtling through space at more than 1.3 million miles per hour is just sort of ho-hum. And the real exciting action is taking place on Facebook or Fortnite.’

Edinburgh church votes to split from the Scottish Episcopal Church in early sign of schism at decision to support gay marriage
This church, as well as others, have done a great thing in standing up for the Biblical definition of marriage, as instituted by God.
“A number of other churches have either left or are considering leaving in the wake of the decision to change the Scottish Episcopal Church’s (SEC) definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman.”

Elderly men escape nursing home to go to Wacken metal festival
This is something I would think I might do when I am older…
“A German nursing home alerted police after they noticed two men were missing. They were later found at 3 a.m. at the Wacken Open Air metal festival.”

Our Most Neglected Spiritual Discipline
“Vigilance is an essential component to the spiritual discipline of watchfulness. To be vigilant is to be on guard. The sentinel of a city is vigilant. He watches for the approach of the enemy. Warriors are vigilant. They’re watchful and wary of their antagonist’s every move. People become vigilant when they realize they’re in jeopardy. As soldiers of the cross, we are surrounded by enemies.”

Jean-Luc Picard is coming back!
Woohoo!

Good Guy With A Gun Stops Bad Guy With A Gun In Florida
With some caveats, I stand by the saying that the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. There are other ways to help prevent casualties, but stopping the threat is something entirely different.