Friday, March 28, 2014

Festival of Forgiveness

First Listen: Nickel Creek


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Yes, Why?

No Selfie Together?

"I'm a Great Admirer" Obama tells Pope
Here's Photo Proof That Pope Francis Is a Selfie Master

In the Internet Era Does Anyone Still Have Gravitas?

The Hard Truth about Orthodox (and Catholic) Immigrants

Unlike the American Puritans who crossed the ocean in search of religious freedom, most Orthodox Christians in the west did not come to North America to practice their faith, or to share it with others: they came for the land, for the jobs, for the prosperity and freedoms that would allow them to build a home, open a restaurant, and enjoy weekends off from work. The idea of building a common culture with every neighbour, knit together by a common faith and language, common values and common hopes, was left behind, exchanged for the shared culture of the marketplace.
St. Brendan’s Journey & Immigration
It is common to hear members of Orthodox parishes of the immigration express their sadness that their children and grandchildren have lost their culture, and their Faith. In fact, this is not entirely true. For many – indeed, for most – the goals of a better house, bigger property, a successful business, and more material wealth have been successfully passed from one generation to the next, virtually uninterrupted by the practice of the Orthodox Faith. The same purpose that was behind much of the immigration of our ancestors, wherever they came from, and whenever they came, has been with a few exceptions, successfully handed on to each generation.

Embarrassment All Around

Leland Yee, San Francisco's Own "Naked Official" Arrested
California Immigrant Pol Leland Yee, Who Accused Conservationists Of “Xenophobia” For Liking Native Plants, Busted For Corruption

Stanford Anscombe Society

The Stanford Anscombe Society presents our first annual conference
Communicating Values
April 5, 2014
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
To be held at Oberndorf Event Center
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Business Attire

Registration and speaker information.
Asia Times: Matteo Ricci and Xu Guangqi, two saints the Chinese Church deserves to venerate together
by Benoit Vermander

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Another Macross Series On the Way

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

2014 Ciceronian Society Annual Conference

A Conversation Between Richard Heinberg and Chris Martenson

The Oil 'Revolution' Story Is Dead Wrong


Monday, March 24, 2014

More on Clans and the Nation-State

Cato Unbound:
Human Nature vs. Libertarian Ideals by Arnold Kling
States: Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them by John Fabian Witt

Reply to Kling and McCarthy by Mark S. Weiner
Reply to Witt by Mark S. Weiner
Neither Clans Nor Clubs, But a Bit of Both by Daniel McCarthy

Tomorrow at DQ


Don Quioxte's International Music Hall - Tue. March 25 at 7:30 pm
$15 adv./$17 doorseated <21 w/parent

Missa Cantata in the Dominican Rite for the Feast of the Annunciation

Sancta Trinitas, Unus Deus

Bet He Won't Be Going Back to Pakistan

Post by TED.

Larry Vickers in Richmond

More Hollywood Silliness

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Caught a few minutes of the new Cosmos... and you thought the popular science (and scientism) of the original couldn't be dumbed down more... These days a PBS production would use actors for historical re-enacments. Cartoons? Seth MacFarlane.