This week: meditating on falcons, footballers, and faith; considering if are we sleeping incorrectly, using anti-perspirant incorrectly

I didn't take any photos, sorry.

The peregrine falcon and our desire to fly are considered by Mike Cosper. It's a lyrical piece which reminded me of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's The Eagle (which should probably be called The Falcon).

Talking of poetry, John Piper has imagined what life on the new heavens and new earth will be like. The final thought is especially wonderful.

The fight for faith at fifty is described by Jon Bloom.

There's a network that keeps the world running and it's not the internet. On board a container ship, Tim Maughan explains.

Have we all been using anti-perspirant wrong? Chris Plante suggests we might be.

Have we all been sleeping wrong? Stephanie Hegarty adds to the head-messing of this week's links.

Alan Smith (neither of the Alan Smiths who played football professionally) reflects on Eric Cantona and his winning goal in the 1996 FA Cup final.

Edinburgh is great city to cycle around if you know where the paths are, and Mike Lewis is the man to tell you where they are.

It's not very summer-y in Edinburgh, however, but Craig Charles' list of ten "summer sizzlers" will get you in the mood whatever the weather.