A few links to get the day started:
- Today is the 65th anniversary of the A-bomb drop on Hiroshima, and for the first time, America has sent an envoy to be part of the memorial services in Japan. Ambassador John Roos is attending to help advance the cause of nuclear disarmament: “For the sake of future generations, we must continue to work together to realize a world without nuclear weapons,” he said in a statement.
- Archaeologists in Bulgaria claim to have found the remains of John the Baptist on an island in the Black Sea.
- Another day, another seven-year-old’s lemonade stand shut down for health-code violations.
- Top 10 Star Trek Technologies that Actually Came True. I’m still waiting for those food replicators.
- Words that didn’t quite make it to the dictionary.
- Courtesy of Father Scott: A recording of one of C. S. Lewis’s wartime radio addresses — the only one remaining, apparently — that eventually became the basis for Mere Christianity. (Ignore the melodramatic 30-second intro pitch.) I’m always curious to hear authors in their own words — here’s a great list where you can hear others — and Lewis’s voice is…well, pretty much exactly what I expected. But more so.