Monthly Archives: October 2005

MERTON, AGAIN

The more I re-read Thomas Merton, the more he seems like a prophet. To wit: “Strong hate, the hate that takes joy in hating, is strong because it does not believe itself to be unworthy and alone. It feels the … Continue reading

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CHRONICLES OF NARNIA TRAILER

I just saw the trailer for the new movie based on The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. I’ve been a tad worried that they would make a muck of my favorite book, as moviemakers usually do with great books. … Continue reading

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IT’S NOT A BUG, IT’S A FEATURE

I just saw a commercial for Lunesta, which is the latest trendy sleeping pill being thrust upon us by one of the mega-giant-multinational-pharmaceutical outfits. As they always do these days, they gave a list of the possible side effects of … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Over my many years of presiding at such scholarly confabs, the question is regularly raised about what results they produce. It is, one gently suggests, a dumb question. Nonetheless, it is asked and, in response, many fall back on Richard … Continue reading

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SADDAM ON TRIAL: DAY ONE

How can a legal trial, which, by its very nature is SCHEDULED AHEAD OF TIME, be considered breaking news? Also, do you think Saddam’s lawyers got their fees up front? Bad luck for Saddam, the judge’s first order of business … Continue reading

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EYE-RO-KNEE

Tom Hayden and the other members of the Students for a Democratic Society published the Port Huron Statement in 1962. Here is a paragraph concerning higher education in the United States: Tragically, the university could serve as a significant source … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject. For both have labored in the search for truth, and both have helped us in finding it. – St. Thomas Aquinas

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