Why didn’t I think of this?

Wired 12.07: VIEW

Did you hear the one about the programmer who outsourced his own job? I read about it on Slashdot.org, the “news for nerds” Web site. A pseudonymous poster wrote, “About a year ago I hired a developer in India to do my job. I pay him $12,000 to do the job I get paid $67,000 for. He’s happy to have the work. I’m happy that I only have to work 90 minutes a day, talking code. My employer thinks I’m telecommuting. Now I’m considering getting a second job and doing the same thing.”

“Why are you so into Mary?”

Decaf: We’re crady about Our Lady

I had a good friend once ask me, “Why are you so into Mary?” My response was, “The real question is: Why is God so into Mary?” He chose her. I don’t think any of us would have complained had Jesus just appeared at the age of 30 and began His public ministry. But He chose Mary to participate in His saving work, and He still does today. Since the time of Christ, she has appeared throughout history and proclaimed the need to repent and embrace God’s love. I’m not talking about the ink stains on the sides of buildings, or her face in a potato chip- that’s stuff for the tabloids. I’m talking Fatima, Lourdes, Guadalupe and many other approved apparitions that transformed cultures and brought about great conversions. God wants Mary to be a part of your life, and her mission hasn’t changed since her first “yes” to the angel- she is the means by which God wants to bring Christ to the world.

Hat Tip: The Curt Jester

Quote of the Day

“On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”

— Thomas Jefferson (letter to William Johnson, 12 June 1823)

Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (1475)

Quote of the Day

“On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”

— Thomas Jefferson (letter to William Johnson, 12 June 1823)

Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (1475)

Quote of the Day

“On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”

— Thomas Jefferson (letter to William Johnson, 12 June 1823)

Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America (1475)