Daily Archives: 24 August 2006

Pluto Gets The Boot

The IAU says so, but astronomers worldwide and Pluto fans are upset. I suppose if you’re upset too, find some internet voting booth and register your displeasure.After last week’s 12-planet proposal, I thought Pluto might get grandfathered in, but apparently … Continue reading

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Wings at Fenway

My hometown baseball team plays at Fenway Saturday night as part of a minor-league doubleheader. That would be cool to see. They’ve sold 33,000 tickets for the event.

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One Book

One book that changed my life: Logical Chess Move By Move by Irving Chernev. It was this book plus one other whose title I can’t recall that finally unlocked the secrets of the game for me when I was fifteen. … Continue reading

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It’s A Lovely Day

I’ve not really been an Irving Berlin fan, but my musical wife stuck one of his tunes in my head this morning as we were on the way to school/work. I had to have her sing it to me again … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 13

We continue to read from Chapter Two, more on the notion of the “People of God.” First, that the Church sees all human beings as urged toward or called to belong to the People of God. It is part of … Continue reading

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The Cross Today

I will soon have to stop posting at the current rate. But, first, the BBC website has a very interesting feature by Michael Symmons Roberts about the meaning of the symbol of the Cross in an increasingly secularized Europe. The … Continue reading

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Resolving Strife in the Parish

In the latest issue of In Communion, Fr John Breck writes about the “parish ethics” that must underlie and shape the relationships and decision-making processes in a Christian community. His article includes a good deal of Scriptural exegesis and he … Continue reading

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