Monthly Archives: April 2012

more food for procrastination

The Czar on scepticism. Bradley Birzer gave a nice lecture on prog rock (I’ll have to check out Spirit of Eden!) Via Prof. Mondo. Eve Tushnet on being almost Christian: So: Sometimes, especially when very philosophically-minded people talk about God … Continue reading

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What I learned from university, Part I

Seeing as how my career as an undergrad is pretty much done, I thought it would be a good idea to make a few observations about the whole debacle: 1. Before university, I was in danger of becoming a deadbeat. … Continue reading

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Lent, 2012; why you should purchase a breviary

I said that I’d talk a bit about Lent, so here it is. Perhaps it’s a little bit inappropriate to dwell on Lent during Easter, but then Lent is in many ways a microcosm of the worldly situation of the … Continue reading

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Love and space elves

Having found a shocking lack of space opera in my life, I recently started watching Crest of the Stars, a late 90’s anime adaptation of some SF novels by Hiroyuki Morioka. Taking place in a future setting where one planet … Continue reading

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Of Jews, Popes and heathens

Who is afraid of the Jews? Marc Barnes, apparently, in another one of his frustratingly insightful posts. As someone who is Not Quite Jewish (it’s the matrilineal descent thing), my introduction to the God of Israel was through the Passover … Continue reading

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Modern television

For some reason I lack the stamina to actually follow a TV program today. This is odd because, 1) I like a good, long, serialized yarn, and this seems to be the golden age of that sort of show, and … Continue reading

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In defense of other people defending moms

Evidently there’s been some sort of kerfuffle over Hilary Rosen attacking Ann Romney for being a stay-at-home mom. The Gomorgons and Simcha Fisher  have some fine words to say, from different angles. In particular, I like this bit from Fisher’s … Continue reading

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We eat kittens for breakfast

Dennis Prager on why leftists are often so ignorant of conservativism: Why don’t liberals read us or listen to us or debate us? Because the left has convinced itself that the right is unworthy of such attention. They are certain … Continue reading

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…And we’re back

So it happened – I no longer have to explain to people what the word “Catechumen” means, and simply call myself a Catholic. I did spend much of Holy Week and the Easter Triduum fretting over things, and having officially … Continue reading

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