Saturday, April 09, 2005

Saturday Recommendations

Good morning. Here's your weekly list.

Hey, guess what? Yep, still working through From Beirut to Jerusalem. The end is near, though, and I have a few successors stacked on my nightstand. But I can't share those with you yet. So check out Dan Brown's Angels and Demons instead. Yes, he's the author of 'The Da Vinci Code.' This is a timely recommendation because a lot of it takes place at the Vatican and it's actually how I learned about what happens during conclave. It also deals heavily with the debate between science and religion.

We watched The Village this week. We'd both seen it before, but we wanted to share it with friends. The people with whom we were watching it 'figured it out' about 3/4 through, but they did better than me when I first saw it. It wasn't until The Thing happened that I thought to myself, 'Oh yeah...this is M. Night Shyamalan.' The Sixth Sense remains his best effort, but this is my second favorite.

I've been listening to Morphine this week. It's not as bad as it sounds. Their frontman, Mark Sandman, died in 1999, and the remaining members have since regrouped with two new members to form the Twinemen, but I haven't listened to them too much. Morphine was a pretty mellow act featuring drums, bass, and baritone and tenor saxophone. Check out their first album, 'Cure for Pain.'

Your TV recommendation: baseball is on. Watch baseball. Thank you.

Around the web, check out Progressive Protestant. Not only does he present current events in the world and Christianity, but every Friday you get to look at pictures of his cats.

That's it. Have an excellent week.