Metafilter led me to the following two interesting reads:
Faith in the game - Science vs. Faith. What's the difference between knowing something and just knowing the name of it? A thought provoking read. The rest of the site looks like an interesting place to explore.
The Journal of Mike May - Imagine being blind from age 3 to age 46 and then through the magic of modern science partially regaining your vision. Much like asking an old dog to learn new tricks, Mike's brain has been tasked with integrating a new, and at times overwhelming, sense of perception. Mike's journal is a compelling look at the nature of human perception and the power of a positive attitude.
I'm currently listening to the Weakerthans track Left and Leaving. Why do I always feel like crying when I hear this song? You can read the lyrics here.