Daily Archives: 21 February 2008

It Wasn’t About The Hydrazine

Even with Robert Gates “pulling the trigger,” it wasn’t about the tank of hydrazine, a health hazard only if it hit the ground intact. There’s no way a fuel tank built for Earth orbit is going to survive an atmospheric … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Long Gospel Readings

So, put yourself in the purple chair once again. The first of four weekends of long gospel readings is upon us. What do you do? Use the shortened versions? Let the people sit down? Do something that swerves from the … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Candles on the Altar

I’m not completely sure what to make of the latest liturgical fad: candlesticks on the main altar. Sometimes two, but usually six. Sometimes, as in this image, it strikes me as an attempted iconostasis. Sometimes, the arrangements just seem to … Continue reading

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Carnival of Space #42

Chris Lintott hosts the 42nd Carnival this week, pointing out my “Tethys as Jan Brady” post along with Emily’s great piece on Saturn’s moons on the planetary society’s blog. Emily even has poor Tethys in Jan’s screen position in her … Continue reading

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Take It From Archie

Kevin Clarke from US Catholic’s blog Margin Notes gets a little help from Archie Bunker to make some sense of the American indulgence for firearms. Did I write “making sense?”  Must be sicker than I thought. It’s hard to sympathize … Continue reading

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