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Monthly Archives: June 2021
Chapter Five, A Better Kind Of Politics, wraps up here: 197. Viewed in this way, politics is something more noble than posturing, marketing and media spin. These sow nothing but division, conflict and a bleak cynicism incapable of mobilizing people … Continue reading
More looking at the long game, or preparing future generations for good things: 196. For this reason, it is truly noble to place our hope in the hidden power of the seeds of goodness we sow, and thus to initiate … Continue reading
I hesitate to list this under “astronomy.” Pictures of dirt, really, run through various tweaks and dropped into paint 3d. After a few dozen planets, I’m getting more the hang of this.
Honestly, the lack of knowledge demonstrated by some Republicans these days (not to mention finesse) makes me wonder. Governor Noem from twitter: A little geography lesson, recalling that we often cite Columbus or Leif Eriksen as discoverers of “America,” despite … Continue reading
Some weeks ago, my health insurance provider suggested I might like to save money on my parish’s twice-monthly premiums. So I signed on to the app that tracks my sleep. (Slightly creepy, and not really accurate–it doesn’t count naps. Plus, … Continue reading
Is it possible to temper high expectations? 195. All this can help us realize that what is important is not constantly achieving great results, since these are not always possible. Big results, well-publicized, get votes and possibly resources. The contrast … Continue reading
Well, that was a fabulous read: Piranesi. One review cited the Stockholm Syndrome when discussing this book. I didn’t get that misreading of this novel. The reader joins a childlike first person narrator in a fantastical world that consists of … Continue reading
A redness in the skin, a sensitivity to touch, a bother, perhaps, to move or stretch: this is a biological assessment of tenderness. It seems that a tenderness in the heart is what Pope Francis has urged in other talks: … Continue reading
“Show me the money!” Or some variation on that insistence. When I see the Holy Father’s theme, “Fruitfulness over Results,” I think about how a results-based approach can quickly get impersonal, and work against the very intention of liberating a … Continue reading