Another excerpt from The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs ©2007:

Julie always told me that things happen for a reason. To which I would reply, Sure, things happen for a reason. Certain chemical reactions take place in people’s brains, and they cause those people to move their mouths and arms. That’s the reason. But, I thought, there’s no greater purpose. Now I sometimes think Julie’s right. There is a reason. There has to be. Otherwise, it’s too absurd. The world can’t be that Dadaist.

That wasn’t how I expected this line of reasoning to end– but it did make me happy.  🙂


Does it mean you don’t love me anymore?

“Don’t Pass Me By” first appeared on The Beatles (aka The White Album).  On his latest album, Give More Love, Ringo Starr slowed it down and made it much, much better:

Interestingly, the Georgia Satellites took the same song, sped it up, and made it much, much better:

Full lyrics HERE.