Daily Archives: 17 January 2006

Scandinavia in Winter

It’s a few winters ago, according to NASA, so if you’re having a seasonably warm time of it over there, don’t panic. The NASA Visible Earth site has lots of categories, and I must admit one of my favorites is … Continue reading

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JJ’s Numismatic Inspiration?

Keep in mind this is 1916, even before the roaring twenties, much less the 1960’s or the MTV era. So it was rather racy for the new quarter design to feature a Lady Liberty with the shield covering up just … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 9

The introduction of Gaudium et Spes continues with the acknowledgement of the high hope for justice based on human power: Meanwhile the conviction grows not only that humanity can and should increasingly consolidate its control over creation, but even more, … Continue reading

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The Heritage of Hannah

Another look at 1 Samuel, this time chapter two, in which the mother of Samuel give praise to God for the conception and birth of a long-awaited son: My heart exults in the Lord, my horn is exalted in my … Continue reading

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The Perfect Husband

Courtesy of my Steeler fan friend Tom. Several men are in the locker room of a golf club. A cell phone on a bench rings and a man engages the hands free speaker-function and begins to talk. Everyone else in … Continue reading

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What She Started

While I was in the doctor’s exam room yesterday, an interesting morality play unfolded in the waiting room. Our daughter had to go to the bathroom, and my wife vaguely pointed out the direction. Brittany came to the door with … Continue reading

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