Some Enlightenment for your Day

Terrorists: – what’s in their heart? What makes them human? One writer explores this territory, hoping to show us westerners that there’s another way to approach our ‘enemies’ — get inside their head and their relationships: http://www.npr.org/2011/10/05/140947193/terrorists-in-love-the-psychology-of-extremism

Fact-Checking the Pit Preacher: I just find this article snippy and entertaining: http://reesenews.org/2011/10/04/fact-checking-the-pit-preacher/21935/

The Skinny on Genetics: Why are you skinny, too? Is there a ‘thin gene’? A (nother!) NPR article explores the fact that maybe we inherit our appetites from our parents: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2011/10/05/141053373/thin-moms-and-dads-pass-on-skinny-genes

Female Basketball Prodigy: a 13-year-old accepts a UNC Women’s Basketball Scholarship – wait. What?: http://www.tarheeltimes.com/article35235.aspx

Great Expectations for Roy Williams and the Heels: I’m having trouble containing my excitement. One columnist hypothesizes that this could be Williams’ best team ever? All I’m saying is ‘knock on wood’: http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/story/15680589/williams-bestever-unc-team-signs-point-toward-affirmative

Pumpkin Shortage: East Coast farmers are expecting a Pumpkin ‘Famine’ this year due to all the rain our East Coast was pounded with (Bryan can attest to this). But I never think about these things — I’m definitely a spoiled, self-centered Westerner. I mean, a shortage of pumpkins: WHO KNEW?: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2011/10/05/141085517/east-coast-pumpkin-shortage-wont-dent-the-canned-kind

RIP Steve Jobs: Arguable THE most influential techie of our decade passed away today. So crazy. Here’s the most comprehensive article I’ve seen about his life and death: http://techland.time.com/2011/10/05/ap-reports-apple-says-steve-jobs-has-died/

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