JK Rowling is a Class Act

I knew that Rowling was classy, having read about her calling a girl dying of cancer in the States to read to her from the MSS of one of the Harry Potter novels as she was drafting them and then, when she died, seeing to the financial needs of her family.  Now I find out [Read More...]

Hey Science Fiction Fans!

There is Catholic niftiness to be found in the works of artists profiled here and interviewed here. Thanks to reader and skiffy scribe Mike Flynn for the tip! [Read more...]

10 Things…

…you probably didn’t know about Star Trek:TOS. I particularly like Capt. Kirk and Edith Keeler in front of Floyd’s Barber Shop from Mayberry. [Read more...]

Tabernacles

The Original TARDIS: Much MUCH bigger on the inside than on the outside. [Read more...]

I’ve wasted my life

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I’m Mark Shea, and I Approve the Human Slingshot

This looks spine-crackingly awesome. [Read more...]

In the words of Kip Dynamite

I love technology. Here is blogging technology, for instance, helping some fine women who happen to be dispersed all over the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound come together and form a book group for the mutual edification of all, courtesy of my friend Joyce Crain, who is Officially Awesome, not to mention a fine [Read More...]

Go, Jen Fulwiler!

I’m a pretty clueless git about stuff that’s happening in the media a lot of times, but I am pleased to see that Jen Fulwiler is doing a cool reality show: Unfortunately, because I am a clueless git, I missed the first one, which just ended. Fortunately, you can go to her blog and find [Read More...]

Right now…

It’s 12:12 12/12/12 We Baby Boomers will never have another month/day/year same number sequence again. Enjoy the moment. [Read more...]

Jonah Goldberg in Defense…

…of a cool and sensible idea threatened by state idiots: an app for hailing a cab. [Read more...]

I like this

Here’s a website called “Rolling Jubilee“: A bailout of the people by the people Rolling Jubilee is a Strike Debt project that buys debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, abolishes it. Together we can liberate debtors at random through a campaign of mutual support, good will, and collective refusal. Debt [Read More...]

O Frabjous Day! Calloo! Callay!

Rod Bennett, one of my favorite people in the world (and the author of the excellent book on the Apostolic Fathers, Four Witnesses) has a new book out that *you* need to get for the fantasy fan in your life. He writes: Just thought you might like to know that The Christus Experiment is finally [Read More...]


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