Monthly Archives: January 2002

W and Difference

George Bush heard my rant from the other day and hammered home my point with this speech.   “Not only will our country be better, but we will show the world that values — universal values — must be respected … Continue reading

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Religion and Difference

David Weinberger gets what jillions of folks can’t see: that it’s only to be expected that religious disagreements may go all the way to the roots, even when the disagreement seems to involve really nice and friendly people. I suspect … Continue reading

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Sunday, January 27, 2002

   ( 3:27 PM ) It’s interesting to observe the tides with which particular artists wax and wane in popularity in the cyberworld of the Gnutella, Napster, and Hotline networks.   I happen to be very enthusiastic about the Pyschedelic Furs. … Continue reading

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[Early Ecclesiastical Rant]

I get weary of well-intentioned Christians using their air time to run down the church.   Yes, by all means, Christians have done and continue to do dopey, destructive things, too often in the name of their faith. That’s a … Continue reading

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[Early, Boring Entry]

So the Pippa is over at my office this afternoon, drawing pictures of palm trees and cocoanuts and waves and seagulls (because I only had brown and green and blue markers available) and a bathing suit and towel and washer … Continue reading

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24/01/2002

Derrida eulogizing Pierre Bourdieu here in Le Monde; Jennifer had just given me The Work of Mourning for my last birthday. What a peculiar role for Derrida, chronicling the passing of the monumental generation of philosophico-cultural types among whom he … Continue reading

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(Pseudo-First Post)

Yet another public figure has had his reputation tarnished by plagiarism. The president of Hamilton College (Clinton, NY) has confessed that when greeting the incoming freshmen class, he used words first uttered by someone else. In this case, it was … Continue reading

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(First Post)

A weblog of my own! Now I can be just like David Weinberger, only more theologically nuanced and less funny. In other words, more boring and offering less reason to read it.  

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