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On Atheism

I’d never considered the problem of Atheism in these terms. It’s interesting.

South Shore, Most Violent Neighborhoods

The Seventh Most Violent Neighborhood in Chicago is my father’s old neighborhood, South Shore. All of these are tough to watch because but this is the one neighborhood I have memories of. My grandparents lived here up till the 70’s and we’d visit often. Their apartment was near Rainbow Beach.

By the way, Barak and Michelle Obama held their wedding reception at the South Shore Country Club.

Chicago: 10th Most Violent Neighborhood

My brother just told me about this series of short documentaries looking at the tragedy of violence in parts of Chicago. Each focuses on one of the 10 Most Violent Neighborhoods in the Second City. Back of the Yards is number 10.

I agree with the reporter than if you don’t understand the problem, you can’t solve it.

Visit Noisebridge

Mr. Strange Parts introduces the world to a San Francisco hackerspace. I never knew about hackerspaces and found this place fascinating.

Merry Christmas!

It’s not offensive. I’ve said Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas to customers and friends through the years. Also when I lived in Indonesia, which is 90% Muslim, I wasn’t offended to be greeted with an Islamic greeting. Nice people of good will can go with the flow and exchange specific holiday greetings.