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Author: Notre Dame Magazine staff

Today, we have more blogs to recommend from the sublime to the ridiculous . . .

If you’re the kind of person awed by a beautiful sunset who wonders why it’s so, Chet Raymo ’58, ’64Ph.D. writes a blog for you. An award -winning science writer and professor emeritus of physics at Stonehill College who for years wrote a weekly science column for The Boston Globe, Raymo offers up a daily scientific meditation on topics both cosmic, mundane and always interesting.

Recently, Notre Dame professor of management Ann Tenbrunsel and her Harvard University colleague, Max Bazerman, together wrote several blogs on ethical matters. At Psychology Today, the business professors, who are co-authors of the new book, Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What’s Right and What to Do About It, reflect on why politicians have difficulty working in a bipartisan way. At the website they discuss ethics lessons from the Challenger space shuttle disaster. Finally, in a Harvard Business School Review article, Tenbrunsel and Bazeman examine Warren Buffet’s ethical blind spot involving his subordinate David Sokol’s conflict of interest, which ultimately led to Sokol’s resignation.

Finding God in everyday life can be a challenge, Holly Campbell Forseth ’96 notes. That’s why, after completing a master’s degree in pastoral ministry at Loyola University in New Orleans, she started her blog BeFriending Faith. The blog is the Notre Dame engineering grad’s attempt to help herself and others see God in the here and now.

And speaking of “now,” now for the ridiculous. . .

By day, Ted Fox ’02, may be a mild-mannered writer/editor working for Notre Dame’s provost office, but in his off hours, he is the proprietor of an ever-burgeoning online humor empire that includes the blog, “A View From the Dining Room Office,” on the Dining Room Office YouTube channel, and the twitter feed @KnowWhosAwesome.

Fox offers up his twisted insights every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Dining Room Office blog. On Wednesdays his YouTube channel features a Hump Day Inspirational, described as Ted’s words of wisdom to get us through the rest of the work week. Finally, at least once a day, seven days a week, his Twitter feed answers the question, “Know who’s awesome?”

Fox explains the rationale behind the Twitter feed this way:

Do you ever stop and think: “Everyone is just so awesome”?

Me neither.

In fact, if you’re like me, you’re constantly amazed at how un-awesome people can be. But for you, that’s probably where it ends. I’m not quite as well-adjusted, though, so I started the Twitter feed @KnowWhosAwesome to vent some of my frustrations. I hope you’ll check it out. It’s better than spitting in your coworker’s coffee or flipping off bad drivers. Well, maybe not better. But definitely safer.