Monthly Archives: December 2002

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Noted in this month’s First Things Magazine: “We’ve all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shaskespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.” — Robert … Continue reading

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Christmas Break

Fun Stuff I’m Doing Over Christmas Break 1. Embarking on a journey to teach myself how to program a computer. I started by going to the freetechbooks website and dowloading a free text called Introduction to Programming Using Java by … Continue reading

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Scene From An Unwritten Play

Scene: exterior A joyous wedding feast. Jesus is standing around talking animatedly with new acquaintances. He is clearly enjoying himself, as he should, as it is a wedding feast. He sees his Mother approaching. A wry smile comes to his … Continue reading

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Meditations

Meditations on the Sorrowful Mysteries I was thinking about Peter, when the cock crowed and Jesus’ eyes met his. The story says he “wept bitterly”. I’ve betrayed a loved one. I’ve wept bitterly as a result. Peter was welcomed back … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Indeed that is why the saint is often a martyr; he is mistaken for a poison because he is an antidote.” – G.K. Chesterton

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God and History

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Book Talk

I’ve added Summa of the Summa by Peter Kreeft and Saint Thomas Aquinas by G.K. Chesterton to my reading list. I’m done with Ian Fleming for now, but still working my way through Cardinal Newman. In addition to Kreeft and … Continue reading

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Meditating

I posted on 12/5 about a thought I had while meditating on the Luminous Mystery of the Baptism of Jesus. Then, today, while looking at I. Shawn McElhinney’s excellent blog Rerum Novarum , I saw this quote from our beloved … Continue reading

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Bloggage

I don’t want to add to the voluminous commentary on Cardinal Law and the whole scandal mess, but I do want to point out one of the more thoughtful things I’ve read on the subject from “Minute Particulars” . Also … Continue reading

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Book Talk

“Gee, Dave, what are you reading these days?” I hear you cry. Apologia Pro Vita Sua, John Henry Newman Thunderball, Ian Fleming I know, a more inapt pair of books, you cannot imagine. But, doggone it, every time I see … Continue reading

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Bloggage

Another new site I like: underreported.com. Stories that are mysteriously ignored by the “mainstream” media.

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Bloggage

Spinsanity.com is one of my favorite new websites. It attempts to call down politicians and members of the ‘punditocracy’ who play fast and loose with the facts in their diatribes. So far, it seems to be at least attempting to … Continue reading

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