Daily Archives: 23 July 2015


Knocked off a twelve-hour day today on top of ten yesterday. That title I feel deeply. But after a shower and fresh clothes tonight and a loaded trailer (thanks to friends stopping by throughout the day) I’m nearly horizontal now … Continue reading

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Hymn To Glacier Peak

I’ve been studying up on the geology of my new state. Some basic Wikipedia stuff, but also this summary of the last thirty-seven million years of the Pacific Northwest. This is far headier and (potentially) more dangerous stuff than the … Continue reading

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PF Popularity

Pope Francis approval ratings in the US take a dive. I suspect the Holy Father doesn’t mind, if he has even caught wind of the news. Likely ditto for at least the previous two popes. The three of them and … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 11e: Evil and Uneasiness

The pilgrimage to a just and human utopia will always be waylaid by evil. This picture of today’s world in which there is so much evil both physical and moral, so as to make of it a world entangled in … Continue reading

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Let Our Passing Be …

An overlooked song from the St Louis Jesuit catalogue: “May We Praise You.” Even when I was younger, I loved the line from verse two: And when life is done, let our passing be like a birth into light of … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 39: Replacement Too Often Inadequate

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. 39. The replacement of virgin forest with plantations of trees, usually monocultures, is rarely adequately analyzed. Yet this can seriously compromise a biodiversity which the new species being … Continue reading

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Where Does Disney Fall?

I found an interesting quote in a CNS news brief (third from the top) Tuesday: Young girls are being bombarded with photo-shopped images and are buying into unrealistic expectations set before them at an age meant for skinned knees and … Continue reading

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