Monthly Archives: May 2010

Accordance for OS X

One of the joys of my daily life is Accordance, the premier software platform for study of the Bible and ancient religious texts. Accordance offers a vast digital library at your fingertips, with impressive e-book features (video). But Accordance is … Continue reading

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Listening long

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Cicero Relationships between persons depend upon the art of listening. Listening to music, poetry, and even works of art is deeply personal. The same is true for books. The … Continue reading

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Melville and Mortality

“Call me Ishmael” is not how Moby Dick begins. Rather, the work opens with a scene of dusty old books, pervaded by a sense of mortality, followed by extracts “toward a Cetacean taxonomy” supplied by a “sub-sub-Librarian.” As a curator … Continue reading

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Google as Big Brother

I’m becoming less and less happy with Google every day, it seems. Here’s the latest on Google as Big Brother: New York Times Wall Street Journal This snooping unaccountability raises scandalous to a whole new level. Also, I can’t ignore … Continue reading

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For a friend who has lost an animal companion

I wrote the following email in 2006 to a family who were devastated by the loss of a beloved dog. I have changed the original recipient’s name to K, and the name of the dog to B. Subject: not without … Continue reading

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What am I doing?

I really should be doing something else.

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