I don’t normally post things that deal with political issues, but I needed to share what my home church is saying and hope that you listen…
A vote on health care reform is likely to come before the House of Representatives by the end of the week. 46 million people in America have no health care. Many more have inadequate coverage. Even though the bill before congress is incomplete and includes some provisions that are objectionable, doing nothing is even more objectionable.
Kimball Avenue Church has been a part of the Campaign for Better Health Care and believes that a Kingdom vision includes health (and health care). Jesus said, “I was sick and you took care of me.” There are 46 million reasons why we must act.
Please contact your representative and express your hope and expectation that health care reform will be passed. Your action is yet another way that we can fulfill the intent of the Lenten Compact for Health and “address the stress” of lack of access to health care.
This is not about republicans and democrats. This is for the “least of these” of our sisters and brothers.
Thank you for taking action.
Kimball Avenue Church
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.