Monthly Archives: August 2011

People are at the center – the Curator

“Are you and I an aberration flickering upon the screen sending out our best transmissions waiting in our velveteen… Tell me you can really see me… And I don’t know where we are but we’re passing through these wires Walking … Continue reading

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Karl Barth on horses

“a really good horseman cannot possibly be an ungodly person” – Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics III.4, p. 352. Some people would be startled to find this superlative assertion in the major work of the 20th century’s most significant theologian. No … Continue reading

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Glimpses of beauty

I love my daughter Rachel’s blog, Onward into light. It’s a daily dose of beauty: photos that point to joy beyond the walls of the world, quotations that awaken the longing for love that lies hidden in all our hearts. … Continue reading

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End of an era – thank you, Steve

MacDailyNews: “The end of an astonishing era and the beginning of a new one. Thank you, Mr. Jobs for everything you have done in an amazing, legendary career. What you have engineered will go down in history as one of … Continue reading

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Academia in a nutshell

The more I look at this matrix by Matus Sotak the funnier it is: Start with how everyone sees themselves, shown in the diagonal from upper left down to lower right. Then look in the 2nd column to see how … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Daddy!

My sister Laura created this moving video to celebrate Dad’s birthday earlier this month: Read more on Laura’s blog. Dad, I love you! Thank you for all these wonderful memories. Watching the video twice in a row brought a lump … Continue reading

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Feast of Middle-earth

Holidays This past Saturday, Hannah and Susanna, with much help from many friends, hosted a Feast of Middle-earth for about 30 friends of theirs who are lovers of J.R.R. Tolkien. Fellowship of the Feast (photo by Joshua Martin) A Feast … Continue reading

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Monkey business

Steve Jobs: “I’ve said this before, but thought it was worth repeating: It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough. That it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Self-sacrificing love is the greatest power in the universe.” J.K. Rowling Jerram Barrs on Harry Potter: Jerram Barrs reflects on the Harry Potter books at greater length in “Harry Potter and his Critics,” an audio download and pdf from Covenant … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Mother and Dad!

Mother and Dad this morning on their 57th wedding anniversary: You both look wonderful, and must be taking extremely good care of one another! Certainly, you are a tremendous blessing to all around you and all who know you. Thank … Continue reading

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