Understanding the Washing of the Feet

Pope in Dalmatic

One of the most striking traditions of Holy Week is the washing of the feet at Holy Thursday mass. Once again, we are reenacting something Christ himself commanded us to do, and the somewhat awkward and uncomfortable way the tradition is performed at many modern masses does nothing to undercut the potent symbolism of the [Read More...]

Computers Down, Smartphones Up

Charts: is there anything they CAN'T do?

Further proof that the world is changing: a market analysis from Canalys shows that smartphone sales have passed computer sales for the first time. There’s even a chart! Here’s the money quote from the report: In 2011 we saw a fall in demand for netbooks, and slowing demand for notebooks and desktops as a direct [Read More...]

Monday Morning Chicken

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Here at the end of our third week as suburban chicken farmers, we’re finding that our little fuzzy McNuggets are turning into, well … chickens.  They’re getting longer necks, sprouting feathers in odd places, and starting to do that freaky little chicken walk thing. They’re still small enough to be in their crate in the [Read More...]


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