The Curiosity Index (07.09.2017)

An Introduction to the Spiritual Disciplines

I’ve grown to appreciate how Brett & Kate McKay integrate their faith on their site The art of manliness. More often they produce fun stuff like how to ride a motorcycle but here use it to encourage spiritual growth.

For the soul to strengthen, it has to be trained in a consistent, deliberate way. Just like your physical muscles, it needs something to push against, it needs resistance. If you really want your spirit to be able to soar to adventurous heights and explore the profoundest of depths, if you really want it to possess power — if you really want it to be free — it paradoxically needs some structure. It needs discipline.

Big eyes full of wonder

Dave Bish on reading fiction. Which you should also read.

J.R.R. Tolkien reads from The Hobbit

As Jason Kottke says, “hearing Tolkien do Smeagol/Gollum’s voice is really cool.”

Tesla’s new Solar Roof is actually cheaper than a normal roof

I wonder if this really gets going in production and prices fall further whether this couldn’t be a game changer in grid and power production in developed nations.

Most Common Languages Spoken Around the World and Their Native Speakers

“There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today. Twenty-three of these languages are a mother tongue for more than 50 million people. The 23 languages make up the native tongue of 4.1 billion people.”

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