Monthly Archives: April 2015

From Athens to Jerusalem to the ivory tower

“The beginning of wisdom is this: get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.” – Proverbs 4:7 I think it was Leo Strauss who quipped, “what has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” It’s not a sentiment that I agree with … Continue reading

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Two quick sci-fi glances

Yeeeah….I’m not quite sure what I was thinking about that whole Final Fantasy VIII series thing. It’s not gonna happen; I’ve got enough commitments on my plate as it is. Mea culpa. In other news, I finally took Larry Niven’s … Continue reading

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Interstellar, intentionality, etc.

(Here be spoilers for Interstellar) There were moments in watching Interstellar where I was at the edge of my seat – but not quite in the way that you would expect. These were moments where the movie had the possibility … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy VIII Retrospective (Part 1 of ????)

  Introduction I’m rather resigned to the fact that the Final Fantasy franchise has left me behind. My inner manchild is no longer the manchild demographic they’re targeting, and whatnot. And I’m fine with that: it produced enough interesting stuff … Continue reading

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For the sake of the Kingdom

Patricia Snow has penned an excellent article in defense of celibate vocations at First Things: In the short run, it does no harm and possibly much good to try to strengthen monogamous, lifelong marriage. But to think that this is … Continue reading

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Questionable tastes

    While I’m most often associated with fancypants stuff like opera, I do listen to more than my share of popular stuff. Here are ten recommendations I make for your desert island. You’re welcome.   Rush – Moving Pictures … Continue reading

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An update

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post – end of semester shenanigans will do that to you. But I’ll have finished my last exam by the end of Thursday, after which the following things might get posted … Continue reading

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