Our hero is trapped reliving the traumas of Sept. 11, 2001... Unbeknownst to him, brigands suffering from war fever have since hijacked those tragic events...His memories swirl and events fade, but he still sees that glowing tower when he closes his eyes.Meanwhile, an anniversary came and went... Many happy returns! (Amazing how time flies while it stands still.) --Art Spiegelman, In the Shadow of No Towers … [Read more...]

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It's easier to say "I blogwatch" Than "Yours sincerely," I suppose...Ratty and I had a wonderful lunch with Barbara "Church of the Masses" Nicolosi. She was a dynamo as always!The Art of the Apology. How to apologize (and how not to); plus, how to accept an apology. Why do I suspect I'll be getting a lot of use out of that first bit in later life? Via Unqualified Offerings.They Fight Crime! Very funny. Also via UO.The Volokh Conspiracy wants examples of "magical legalism"--"stories about … [Read more...]

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PICTURES OF YOU: Got to meet Noli Irritare Leones and her husband yesterday. We went to Crystal Cove and explored tidepools--tons of fun. You can see pictures of the three of us (Lynn, Ratty and me) by scrolling to the bottom of the blogroll here. Muchisimas gracias! … [Read more...]

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LEARN TO SAY THE SAME THING: Nice note from SCC on repeating traditional prayers: Perhaps you'd like to take a look at "The Way of a Pilgrim" if you haven't done so already. It's a book about a wandering monk/hermit in 17th or 18th century Russia who's trying to understand the Jesus Prayer ("Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have Mercy on me a sinner"). It's a very interesting examination of repetitive/traditional prayer and its effects on the soul. If you ever do read it, I'd like to hear your … [Read more...]

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HEY LITTLE GIRL, PLATONIC REACTION: Disputations defends Aristotle. … [Read more...]

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"RETCON": ELSEWORLDS. It's done. I ended up writing a huge big lump of it, so I'm posting it in, uh, a huge big lump. Anyway, this is a short story. It's done now. In this segment, Sarah and her father walk on the beach, something is found but some things are still lost, the prose continues to be workaday at best, and Madeleine appears not at all. Let me know if you think she needs to come back, if only for symmetry's sake. I suspect this story is predictable, but I haven't ever seen these … [Read more...]

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Yes, sir, that's my blogwatch...Annunciations: Lenten retreat with Michael Dubruiel! It's in Indianapolis.The Morning Retort has a great reply to my "repetitive/traditional prayer" post: "To turn their comments on their heads, I would like to claim that evangelical Christians are doing too much 'vain repetition.'" Much more.Woodstove/Lutheran in a Tipi on contemporary worship styles and the language of tradition.And, via Hit & Run: News accounts, congressional testimony and … [Read more...]

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