I hate to see that evening sun go down.

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Best title I could come up with to point you toward this Tumblr, whose curator simply explains: "I search craigslist for photos of mirrors for sale and post them here." PIC PIC PIC  via Gawker.  Mirrors are awfully strange -- even stranger when we are trying to look at them, not into them.  Such a world full of looking without seeing, showing without meaning.  The trees seem to be all right, though.PIC Did you know that when trees get old, th … [Read more...]

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At the Register: What about Art Made by Monsters?

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Huh, huh, what about it, huh? … [Read more...]

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I need a hobby.

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I need something that I can do while I'm sitting down in the evening, when my brain is mush and I have nothing good to read and I refuse to think about laundry, but I don't want to go to bed yet.  Right now, I usually just cruise Facebook. Although this activity often yields some exquisite cultural experiencesPIC Japanese fart warriorsI feel like I could be spending my time better. And I feel like staring at a screen is sucking the soul out of me.  But I don't want to work or a … [Read more...]

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Daniel Mitsui is a treasure of the Church

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. . . and he and his family have had a really terrible year. If you were thinking of buying any art prints this year, look here first, and you will help the Mistui family find their way through some of the mountain of medical bills that have piled up.To give you a taste of his style, here is one of his magnificent drawings:  The Great Battle in Heaven He also offers bookplates and other types of works, including some with secular themes.  Treat yourself by browsing through hi … [Read more...]

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In accordance with the Pants and Reconciliation Commission

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. . . I feel that I should acknowledge what has been said about me on This Ain't the Lyceum, and must disclose the following:  … [Read more...]

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At the Register: Mother Church says, “Yes, you may.”

In which I remind us all that baptism is a beginning, not a trophy for winners; and in which I briefly long for an icon depicting Christ the Sneaker-Upper.I wish I had worked this in, but do yourself a favor and read Max Lindenman's short little jewel of an essay, "Catholics Do Not Throw People Away." … [Read more...]

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Ah’m a-splurgin’!

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That's what I said in my best Yosemite Sam voice to my daughter, as I grabbed a large bottle of hot sauce off the shelf at the supermarket, rather than our customary medium-sized bottle of hot sauce.  Only problem was, it wasn't my daughter.  It was some stranger, who moved on quickly.Anyway, I just went on a bit of a book-buying spree with some Amazon credits you lovely folks helped me earn by buying Amazon items through my link (and if you can't see the blue ad on the right sidebar, you c … [Read more...]

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