Well, I've got some work to finish up at school today, so I figure a few posts couldn't hurt anybody...
I saw that Al-Qaida is claiming to have abducted some US soldiers and is "warning" us not to go looking for them. If you were in a position of strength, or if you had a really good hiding place, do you think you would issue such a warning?
I've been doing some reading. The "new" Tolkien book, The Children of Hurin, was wonderful--especially if you've read the Simarillion. I'm in the middle of Rand's Atlas Shrugged right now, and am busy remembering all the reasons why I love and hate objectivism.
John Piper wrote a thoughtful critique of objectivism. I recommend it.