Today’s Saint: John of God

Patron of the sick. Here's a painting by Murillo: and here's the obvious Shane McGowan contribution: … [Read more...]

Snow Day Thoughts

A series of points too small for a real post. * While I was in Boston for the US National Figure Skating Championships (of which more later!! THEY WERE SO GREAT) I also got to go with Ratty to the Museum of Fine Arts. It has some terrific Spanish painting from the Counter-Reformation era--I love this stuff, even in the court paintings you feel like you can smell the blood. The only thing that glows is the flesh of the Crucified. There's an extremism which I think some people find wearying but … [Read more...]


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