Daily Archives: 4 July 2013

On My Bookshelf: Lost Horizon

I remember my first time reading this book in November 1979. I found it on the shelf of the reading room at my university’s library, and I spent most of a Saturday afternoon amazed and engrossed. I’ve seen the movies. … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 32

Pope John Paul II lamented sizable communities who might otherwise have a priest, but don’t. No solutions were forthcoming here, though. Nothing about bishops reassigning clergy from the central see to parishes in need. 32. All of this shows how … Continue reading

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Soundtrack for the Fourth

Some quintessential music for the American holiday. Here’s some of what’s on my list for today: Ellington’s Black, Brown & Beige Suite Grofe’s Mississippi Suite Gershwin, just about anything Sierra Hull’s genius mandolin picking on her “Bombshell” Alison Krauss and … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Anne Hutchinson

Liam suggested we look at Anne Hutchinson. I was unsuccessful in talking him into writing her up for us. So I’ll take a stab at it. As a figure of prominence in American history there is literally a ton of … Continue reading

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