First, an update:

As of Tuesday evening, still no sign that the baby really wants to make an appearance. I’m fairly sure the people I work with have a betting pool on when she’ll arrive  (or when I will crack) — that would explain the crestfallen faces when I answer “nope” to their morning inquiry: “No baby?”

Now, a few unrelated things that have caught my attention in the last week:

-Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me’s Peter Sagal has written an essay about technology and imagination that I enjoyed.

-Peter Leithart has a solid critique of iconoclasm that even traditional Protestants will have to — or at least, should — consider.

-Pennsylvania authorities have thrown an Amish man in jail because his outhouse didn’t come up to the local building codes. I’m not really sure how to respond to this, except to stare at the story and ask, “Are you kidding me?”