Monthly Archives: March 2006

For the Record

I think this is the first time that I’ve used the American Airlines terminal at O’Hare, and my first impression is that it beats United (our family’s usual airline). Now, I got a little lucky — I’m sitting near a … Continue reading

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Horton As Moral Formation

Margaret and I have often exchanged poignant observations about the assumptions on parenting that inform Dr. Suess’s classic Horton Hatches the Egg. On the other hand, I realized again this morning how powerfully the book’s moral catch-phrase had affected me … Continue reading

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Warcraft as Learning Environment

John Seely Brown brings a technologist’s eye to what World of Warcraft and its online siblings portend. There’s a lot that a brief article in Wired can’t take account of (for instance, just for starters, “why not learn to improvise … Continue reading

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Gazes Wearily Over Stack of Papers

So, it’s thesis season for one of our degree programs, and I’m reading and commenting on theses for several; I assigned weekly short papers for one of my classes this term (why did I not remember that that meant I … Continue reading

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Pre-Movie da Vinci Fix

In a gesture toward perpetuating my wearisome fixation with the pernicious anti-intellectual Ponzi fiction, The daVinci Code, I offer a pointer to Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me’s podcast of its “Not My Job” segment (streaming audio available here, but I … Continue reading

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Not Prepared

Today the Fantasy Baseball League in which I participate — which is about ten years old — holds our annual player auction. I have paid absolutely no attention to baseball this winter, so I’m going to play it safe and … Continue reading

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Intolerable

Margaret called my attention to a story that should curdle the blood of everyone — but especially anyone with affection or respect for Duke University. First, I acknowledge the principle of innocence till proof of guilt; nothing has been proved … Continue reading

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Follow-Up And Next Random Thought

Jill and Esther cover a fantastic re-employment of Warcraft, and articulate some of the noteworthy problems relative to using the Warcraft infrastructure for such outlandish merriment. And cheers to Jennifer’s classmate Isaac Everett for his participation in the Game-Mosh winning … Continue reading

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About Those Links

Here’s what I was going to say about the first of those links from Saturday: By the way, lest I forget, the Episcopal Church has asked that we Blogarian Episcopalians link to their survey on “online evangelism” through their website. … Continue reading

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What do elves, Tom Coates,

What do elves, Tom Coates, a mallet quest, dwarves, St. Paul, and ninjas have in common? They all have parts in today’s sermon (posted below in the “extended” section). Tom brought the typology of dwarves/elves and pirates/ninjas to my attention; … Continue reading

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It’s All Happening at Seminary

For the time being, I’m working on tomorrow’s sermon. I can’t keep the links to all these posts sitting in my browser. Eventually there’ll be a real post here, commenting on them, but for now I’ll just put the links … Continue reading

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Uh-huh

Margaret got the following phishing letter yesterday, from which I copy and paste directly: Dear CitiBank Member, We are looking forward to your assistance and understanding and inform you about new CitiBusiness® department system updrade performed by security management team … Continue reading

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