Daily Archives: 5 August 2014

On My Bookshelf: The Book of Heaven

Some feminist writing I can’t stomach well. Most is okay. But I often find that when politics of any sort becomes the raison d’être for fiction or other art, it too often dominates the affair, like a loud drunk at … Continue reading

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Swans and Devils

I am really, really looking forward to the Premier League opener a week from Saturday. It will divide the household. If, that is, the young miss is awake enough to root for her Red Devils. Maybe I won’t wake her … Continue reading

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In 1933, the NFL moved the goalposts ten years closer–to the goal line–to make the kicking game easier. I think it was the seventies that it moved back to the end line. I noticed that the No Fun League let … Continue reading

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DPPL 16: Texts and Formulae

There’s a good reason why devotions should employ formulas like liturgy or similar to it … 16. While drawn up in terms less exacting than those employed for the prayers of the Liturgy, devotional prayers and formulae should be inspired, … Continue reading

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More Words

Scrabble. When I was growing up, my parents played a good bit. I was somewhat competitive in games with my mother by the time I was a teenager. But I was a lot better at chess, and I couldn’t figure … Continue reading

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EG 271: Making a Good Impression

Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium, offers a raft of Scriptures that contradict the conservative Catholic narrative that people should look at the virtuous as if they’re from another planet. Like we shouldn’t make a good impression at all. Which, don’t you … Continue reading

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