Monthly Archives: March 2011

Aurora

The Aurora from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo. From today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (a site worth a daily visit!)

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Charles van Doren and Science Fiction

Julie and I talked about the movie Quiz Show in our last Good Story podcast, and I brought up how Charles van Doren was connected to Thomas Merton and Mortimer Adler. What I did not know was that Charles van … Continue reading

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Making MP3’s Out of YouTube Videos

In that last post, I embedded a YouTube video of a one hour lecture given by Br. Guy Consolmagno. I don’t normally take in those longish kinds of things on YouTube on video. Sometimes I do, but with lectures like … Continue reading

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Cosmology: Making Sense of the Universe

This is a lecture given at my alma mater (the University of Arizona) by Br. Guy Consolmagno. It’s the first in a lecture series given at the school on the subject of Cosmology.

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Muratorian Canon

I’m going through a course on the history of the Catholic Church, and here’s something I didn’t know before: There’s a document called the Muratorian Fragment, which is the oldest list of canonical books known. The document itself is from … Continue reading

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Bona fide

Today I submitted the petition that makes me an official candidate for the local school board. As I left the district office I thought to myself, “Well. Now I’m bona fide” …which made chuckle and think of this: Oh Brother, … Continue reading

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