Saturday, November 02, 2013

Dominican House of Studies Releases First CD

"In Medio Ecclesiae"

OP East
New Liturgical Movement
Rorate Caeli
Chant Cafe


The Independent: Roman eagle rises again in London after 2,000 years
Sculpture probably adorned the tomb of an important figure

The UK is home to a lot of Roman military re-enactment/re-creation groups.

LEGIO VIII AUGUSTA MGV - Roman Living History Society

The Ermine Street Guard

The Roman Military Research Society
National Roman Legion Museum
Lost City of the Legion
The Roman Army in Britain
Roman Britain: The Best Sites

More links after the jump.

2014 Update for San Francisco Bay Area Michelin Stars

For those who care about such things... Michelin Guide 2014 Unleashed: State Bird Gets One Star, Quince Earns Two

I wanted to see if anything happened to our favorite steakhouse. It turns out that Alexander's Steakhouse lost its star.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Buchanan!

May God grant you many years!

Pat Buchanan at 75: Now, More Than Ever, Entitled To Say "I Told You So!" by Tom Piatak

More for the 50th Anniversary

Radio Times: Who is the Best Doctor of All Time?
Two-Year-Old Dresses As All Of The Doctors For Halloween by Stefan A. Slater
TAC: Eulogies for Dr. Ronald P. McArthur

School of Hard Knocks?

Albert Jay Nock: libertarian or anarchist, but no paleo or trad - from Jeffrey Tucker (source not given):

Who but an Uhmerican could have written this? Someone deracinated, cut off from community and its organic ties, culture, and tradition, lacking the awareness of the bonds of justice that tie us to those upon whom we have been dependent.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Met someone I hadn't seen for a while today - not since the k/1 combo class. She had changed much, resembled her sister more from what I remember that one time. More "Uhmerican," which isn't a good thing for weight-conscious Koreans. I wonder if she gets much grief from her family because of that. Not as talkative as before, but her glass is a "good" class - not a peep today. Do S. Koreans suffer from a lack of nutrition, as Emo jokingly said? Is that why so many of them look too skinny and lacking in curves?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Byzantine Glory to be Revealed on Manhattan?

NYT: Church Near Trade Center to Echo Landmarks of East
St. Nicholas Church, Destroyed on 9/11, to Rebuild With Byzantine Design

Would love to see a floor plan and sketches of the interior... what is available I can't access at the moment.

Calatrava unveils designs for Ground Zero church destroyed on 9/11
Nomocracy in Politics: The Prudent Case for Robust Federalism and Limited Subsidiarity by Peter Haworth

Time for a feed from Nomocracy in Politics that can give live updates!

John Zmirak on the Uhmerican Catholic Bishops

From 2008: Theological Cannon Fodder

"The latest report on religion in America helps explain why the U.S. Catholic bishops are so terrified at the notion of our country controlling its immigration—exercising its solemn, sovereign duty to regulate, according to the virtue of prudence, the influx of newcomers into America."

Mainstream "Conservativism" is Not Reactionary

It is s progressive liberalism toned down.

Paul Gottfried responding to Jonah Goldberg: THE DREK THAT PASSES FOR CONSERVATIVE WISDOM
The counterevidence is so overwhelming as to crush the human mind. Never before in our history have our state and federal governments been as large as they are right now, or spent as much money on social programs, or been as intimately involved in overseeing family affairs. Never in the past have there been so many government-employed, anti-discrimination officials supervising our commercial and interpersonal transactions. And only about 25% of the American public, consisting disproportionately of those over sixty, are disturbed by these trends. (I am using for this figure the present approval rating of Tea Party activism.) The rest of the voting public would seem to believe that current political trends haven’t gone far enough and that we need an even more controlling administration to monitor our behavior and redistribute our income.

What we see in the US, moreover, coincides with political and voting trends throughout Western and Central Europe. The only regions in our former Western civilization that is withstanding this turn toward the social Left are in Eastern Europe and Russia. Significantly, our “conservative” as well as liberal press denounces the Russian, Serbs and Hungarians, for being resistant to such family values as gay marriage and gay pride parades. Goldberg may be able to convince himself we’re becoming more conservative for a very clear reason. Whatever the US electorate and our consumer culture embrace will become for him an American “conservative tradition” once they are absorbed into the national life.

The push to abandon the label may pick up steam, but what will replace it? As movement conservatism was rather "fusionist" even before the bad neocons came along, there may be as many labels as groups that break away - "traditionalist," "nationalist," and so on...

Unfortunately for fans, the next season will be the show's last.

Gear Scout: 7.62 Reasons To Watch ‘Strike Back’

On "[Sk]inemax]" for a reason. Website. News about the renewal/final season. I suspect it is not because of the lack of ratings but because of the costs necessary to produce the show.

Robb Wolf Featured on Peak Prosperity

A continue convergence among those who seek alternatives to the system and its "wisdom"..

Robb Wolf: The Science Behind Healthy Diet & Fitness
And how good health takes less time than we think
by Adam Taggart

Saw someone wearing a full-length white sheet walking down the street at 10:30 in the morning - had to look and check that it was someone dressed as a ghost for Halloween and not someone wearing a burqa. With the way things are around here, you never know.

Rihanna, Lady Gaga and what's really behind burqa swag
Zenit: Vatican Publishing House Releases Lectio Divina Book

Pope Francis: The Communion of Saints Is a "Solidarity Between Heaven and Earth"

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Received a free sample of the Garabandal Journal, whose purpose is to promote the "message" of Garabandal. The visit of Bishop Jimenez of Santander to the village church of San Sebastian de Garabandal on May 6, 2012 was interpreted as unofficial support of the message, and so on.

Colin B. Donovan has written this article on Garabandal. An old letter from Williamson.

Given my reaction against a Latin-centric view of the world, I find it even more dubious...

Thaddeus Kozinski on Liberal Education

The Uselessness of Liberal Education: An Apology by Thaddeus Kozinski

Surprising Thoughts on Female Education from the Middle Ages by Angelina Stanford
The Education of Princess Mary Tudor
How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses


From last year: Donna Steichen, Is Feminism a Heresy?

"Even in its Victorian stages, Feminism’s implicit assumption, that wives and husbands are opponents locked in a power struggle, was corrosive of society. The words of suffragist leaders reveal that, like Engels and Marx, they wanted to do away with traditional family roles. The suffragists did not call on society to value woman’s distinctive and irreplaceable contributions as mothers and teachers of young people—who sometimes, out of necessity, had to work outside the home. Instead, they called on women to reject their natural vocation in order to live like men."

Too Good for DC

Ran into some of the 4th graders today, many of whom were saying this missed me. The woman who took over the class is probably more strict, as I suspected would happen. And she seems to be dealing with the class, as I think it's been the same sub who has stuck it out so far since taking over.

Greer and Carson

City of the Future: Catabolic Ephemeralization? Carson Versus Greer

Top 10 Policies for a Steady-State Economy by Herman Daly

Sesame Street: Homelamb (Homeland Parody)

Sam Elliot

Cowboys & Indians: Sam Elliott: The Last Western Hero by Eric O'Keefe
From bit player to leading man, this Hollywood heavyweight has earned his spurs

The Bankesters

official and FB

A New Book from Jeff Taylor

Politics on a Human Scale: Historiography by Jeff Taylor

Politics on a Human Scale: The American Tradition of Decentralism (go to the above link for a discount code) - Google Books
Politics on a Human Scale

And a review by Lee Trepanier of The Primacy of Persons in Politics (John von Heyking and Thomas Heilke, Editors)

A Profile on Fr. Weber

From June - California Catholic Daily: Liturgical reform continues in San Francisco
Gregorian chant master to teach at St. Patrick’s Seminary

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Dr. Ronald P. McArthur Passes

Last week - TAC: In Memoriam: Dr. Ronald P. McArthur (1924 – 2013)

Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War

Sample the Album.

AAM: Birth of the Symphony: Handel to Haydn


H. Lee Cheek on Russell Kirk's The Conservative Mind

The Conservative Mind’s Continuing Relevance at Sixty

Monday, October 28, 2013

When enough people realize this, will we see a spread of the culture war to the local level?

Before you can make a community resilient, you have to have a community by David Bergman (Resilience)
Saturday, November 2: All Souls Dominican Rite Missa Cantata in Oakland CA

The Effects of Gentrification

VDare: Colonization Of San Francisco By China's Underclass

Ancient Greek Music

BBC: How did ancient Greek music sound? by Armand D'Angour
NLM: Do We Pray for "the Dead" or for "the Faithful Departed"? by Peter Kwasniewski

We should not water down the English translations of the Latin of the editio typica, but should we also add prayers for God's mercy on those who did not die as baptized Christians? Or do we need a separate day for them? You can read the objections to the narrow definition of who is to be reckoned among the faithful in the combox to the article.
Showing on PBS: Secrets of the Tower of London. The Beefeaters, the Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London admits women into its ranks now. Did I see one the last time I was there? Maybe I did, and that was in the 90s. iirc from the program, those who have served in the British military for 22 years can apply to be a Yeoman Warder. Does such a program, along with the historical site which it features, appeal not only to Briton's love of the monarchy, and their attachment to the institution, but also to a nostalgia for the British national and imperial past and what remains of it?


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Met a cat yesterday that was more like a dog than a typical cat. "Not canine enough to tempt me."

Then again I'm not a woman who needs to seek validation and attention from an aloof and "assholish" animal. Would a more gregarious [male] cat be the right sort of cat which a middle-aged cat woman would want?

Gerald Russello Interviews Bill Kauffman

The University Bookman: Copperheads, Community, and Those We Have Lost