Here's some links for your weekend.
1. For those of you not in Australia you might or might not be aware that government policy is currently to incarcerate refugees arriving illegally by boat. Some of them are processed offshore to avoid the legal issues that arise once they set foot on Australian soil. There are also many children detention centers. For the Australians I'm sure you're well aware of this issue, but you might not be aware that it is now possible to be a pen pal to children in detention. Hat tip to Pip.
2. Declutter by turning manuals into ibooks.
3. Religion and Violence.
There is faith used for other ends, and there is faith.
4. Orchidaceae in Summer. I got given an orchid in May and it brightened up my kitchen for nearly six weeks before the flower dropped. Since then I cut off the flower stem and I've kept it watered. It's still providing a bit of green on my kitchen bench, will have to see if I can coax it to produce another flower. It's near the kitchen window but probably needs some fertilizer now.
5. Writing makes your life better.