Interesting stuff to read…

Here are some interesting articles I’ve read today:
1. George Soros – ‘Excerpt: Feel-Good Society
2. Archbishop of York – ‘Respect for Every Person
3. Archbishop of York – ‘Archbishop blames ‘chattering classes’ for collapse of Britain’s spiritual life‘ from the Daily Mail

This article touches on some interesting points about the role of religion in society. Britain and the United States share some common points here, and I think I do agree with the Archbishop.

4. A .pdf document entitled ‘Social Isolation in America: Changes in Core Discussion Networks over Two Decades‘ from the American Sociological Review

iPod Shuffle – 12:35 pm

Here is what the iPod has given me today:
1. Smashing Pumpkins, Landslide, from ‘Rotten Apples’
2. U2, Wild Honey, from ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’
3. The Russian State Symphony Capella Choir – Rachmaninoff, Amen Alleluia, from ‘Sacred Treasures III’
4. Aimee Mann, I Can’t Get My Head Around It, from ‘The Forgotten Arm’
5. Norah Jones, Be Here to Love Me, from ‘Feels Like Home’
6. Kate Bush, Don’t Push You’re Foot On The Heartbreak, ‘Lionheart’
7. Berlin, Take My Breath Away, from ‘The 80’s’
8. Gabrielle, Dreams, from ‘Magnolia’ soundtrack
9. Joi, India, from ‘One and One Is One’
10. Dashboard Confessional, Hey Girl, from ‘A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar’
11. Moby, Lift Me Up from ‘Hotel’ (Disk 1)
Fr. Jim Tucker of Dappled Things:

The rules, for bloggers who want to play:
Get your ipod or media-player of choice, select your whole music collection, set the thing to shuffle (i.e., randomized playback), then post the first ten songs that come out. No cheating, no matter how stupid it makes you feel!