Friday, February 28, 2014

Long day - much of it spent at church - Father K had a talk as a part of the series - discussion today of theosis and nous. Then vespers with Father A and blessing of icons. Tomorrow is the Sunday of Orthodoxy. (No chanting of the anathemas though. Don't know if it is done anywhere around here.) And tonight I went to The Counter with some friends, with good conversation for the most part. Worship and fellowship... life should be like this more.

Michelle Tam and Chris Kresser

Saw them tonight in Corte Madera. Nom Nom Paleo and Chris Kresser.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dom Philip Anderson on EWTN Live

Fr. Cassian on Lectio Divina

Lost my voice mail messages today when I switched from post to pre-paid. There wasn't really any way to save the messages unless I recorded the sound from the phone. A good birthday message from the MD's kids, a couple of others that I kept for sentimental value, like AH's message.

Hobbit Homeland

Photos of New Zealand

A Night in Old Mexico

Some info about the movie.


Welmer: Despite Cutbacks, Military Still Committed to Putting Girls in Combat

With the AA policies in place, only ignoramuses and idealogues think that this is a good thing. Still, a weaker military may be beneficial to those who want to hold on to republican government.

Alan Jackson, "It's Alright To Be A Redneck"

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Universal Call to Holiness

LifeTeen + Pope Francis; still the message is not a Vatican II novelty but one that is basic to Christianity.

X\Controversy for Uhmerica

Bhaskar Save

Save-Sanghavi Farm

Representative or Selective?

Upbeat future for priesthood? 3 California seminarians who answered call

3 Hispanic seminarians for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Seafood... and Real Food

The Benefits of Singing According to Brian Eno

Singing: The Key To A Long Life

Final Season of Psych...

PCI Guide to Building Thriving, Resilient Communities

Look at the make-up of the group of people at RSF Social Finance conference in the photo... no agenda here? Unlikely.

College Athletics and the Common Good by Anthony Esolen
Of the nature of vocation and its current modern distortions (via Tea at Trianon)

"Hell is other people." Not quite, but other people can challenge us in both good ways and bad. Can we tease apart the different trials that can affect marriage, the different sins to which each sex is prone without negating the distinct (and unequal) roles of husbands and wives?

The New Singleness by Maggie Gallagher

Stephen Klugewicz Has a Positive Appraisal of Verbinski's Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger and the Nationalist Myth

I had a review in the works but never finished it - the movie had its moments but ultimately was too Disneyfied for me to recommend, and I did not think that it did justice to the genre. Klugewicz makes some good points, but will it matter to those who received the movie as another bashing of white males?

An Update from Gene Logsdon, and a New Book

His blog. (Resilience)

Ever since Energy Bulletin was replaced by Resilience I have not been visiting the site daily. (It is still a useful clearinghouse of links pertaining to peak oil, energy, localism, and so on. Though it may be less "ecumenical" than before.) Consequently I had not been reading Gene Logsdon's blog posts. He has announced that he has cancer. He has not yet reconciled to God and His Church. I will have to see if he talks about his seminary experience in his autobiography - maybe his alienation is understandable. Kyrie eleison.

The Accelerated Crash Course

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Six Californias?

John Seiler for Chronicles.

Adding women to the show? WRE

Molly Tuttle Trio, "Hayduke"

Eat the Yolks Giveaway

Three Anglican Ordinaries

Wyoming Catholic College Promo Video

WCC Launches Expanded Publicity Efforts with Release of New Promotional Video: "Everything In Excellence"

Monday, February 24, 2014

American Federalism

“A Voluntary Federation,” By Donald W. Livingston

Soggy Bottom Boys Reunion

We Love Paleo

Some News About Marin Sun Farms


Kerry McCarthy Lecture to the Sarum Seminar

Jordi Savall in Sacramento Next Week

CSU Sacramento - March 3 at 7:30 PM

"You Yanks don't know how to wear that properly."

more photos from the general's visit

Arius Was Smart to Set Heresy to Music


The corruption of young girls all over the world by Disney Corp. continues.


The destruction of traditional Korea through mass media:
AllKpop: Poll: Which Korean singer performed 'Let It Go' the best
Part 1
Part 2

The strong, independent womyn are upset: How To Be A Good Woman, According To Wall Street Journal Op-Eds
Princeton Mom vs. the Facts
Susan Patton's argument that college women should be looking for husbands doesn't square with the reality of today's marriages.

Thank You, Ashley Wagner: Skating Needs More Outspoken Women

Delusional teen-aged whores and useless kitchen gadgetry.

Chivalry is dead, ladies
How men could make themselves useful to Katarina Kroslakova.

Mel Bradford on National and State Establishment of Churches

The Imaginative Conservative: Mel Bradford, Religion, and Original Intentions by Mark DeForrest
Pravmir: ‘Traditional Values in an Era of Globalization’ Symposium takes place in London

While Metropolitan Hilarion was in the UK:


More Crap from NBC

Sunday, February 23, 2014

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