Daily Archives: 9 February 2006

Advancing to the Moon

NASA is readying for a robotic reconaissance of the moon. In two years, the first of orbiters like this will swoop in low over the lunar surface and scout out potential landing sites for the American return to the moon. … Continue reading

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Saturn in the Beehive

Make a date this weekend to see the confluence of the moon, Saturn, and the Beehive. Respective distances: 240,000 miles, 800,000,000 miles, 3,500,000,000,000,000 miles. Latin lovers will be curious to know the Roman name for it was Praesepe (in English, … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist, Part 3

Here’s another challenge for my readers. Our parish has been given a somewhat open-ended gift to put in an elevator in the church. The liturgy committee is concerned that the finance committee might move ahead with a plan without consultation. … Continue reading

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Simplicity and Terror

The following excerpt is from Douglas Burton-Christie‘s “Simplicity, or the Terror of Belief: The Making and Unmaking of the Self in Early Christian Monasticism,” Cistercian Quarterly Review 40.4 (2005). Too often, as Professor Burton-Christie says, we dismiss the monastic ideal … Continue reading

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Fours

4 jobs you have had in your life: radio announcer, telemarketing, catering staff, short-order cook 4 Movies You Could Watch Over and Over: The Incredibles, Groundhog Day, The Lord of the Rings, The Bishop’s Wife 4 Places You Have Lived: … Continue reading

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