Monthly Archives: February 2009

Such A Fine Line

Yesterday, I received from my father-in-law (Hi, Pa Moose!) an annotated catalogue of religious goodies for children. Knowing of my fondness for holy cards and my pedagogical use of cards and games for teaching seminarians, he identified some commercially-produced alternatives … Continue reading

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Spam Intelligence

Yesterday I received a notification that someone had left a comment on my “Talk Like A Pirate Day” post from last year, in which I discussed the University of Michigan’s purchase of a print-on-demand bookmaking machine. The title of the … Continue reading

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Blancmange and Onions

I’ve loved introducing my children to the quirky neighborhoods in the world of popular music that I admire; each of them has picked up much of what I endorse, and each has overlooked and added selections on her or his … Continue reading

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Spors Unbound

After considerable strain (resulting in some damage to the section), I finally wrenched open my Spors glass-nibbed fountain pen a while back. Only Sunday, however, did I obtain an ink sac suitable (I used a 12mm sac) for the very … Continue reading

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Unpleasant Anniversary

Right about this time last year, I heard the news that Seabury was closing down its Master of Divinity program and beginning the process of releasing its faculty. In Monday’s session, my Gospel of Luke class will discuss the parable … Continue reading

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Where Infallibility Has Fail’d

Edward Oakes, S.J., gave a talk on “biblical apologetics” yesterday at Duke. Apologetics is not usually a topic of great interest to me, but the modifier “biblical” caught my attention, so I made a point to catch his presentation. In … Continue reading

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Season of Shadow, Shining A Light

Last week, our friend from St Luke’s Church, Abby Imberman, died. He never passed me at the end of a service without asking “How’s your oldest boy doing?” I’d tell him about Nate’s progress through Eastman and Michigan, then sometimes … Continue reading

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Thank You Intertubes

In this semester’s Gospel of Luke class, I assign students to bring interpretations of our weekly passages drawn from the history of art and music. This has worked very well, with students bringing thought-provoking images from distant times and lands, … Continue reading

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Alex And Me

This morning’s Doonesbury — and I’m a shovel-ready New Testament professor….

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Branching Out

My business model has not attained the point that I could support myself yet — much less anyone else in the family — but today I posted a sale notice for five Sheaffer school pens I had accumulated this fall, … Continue reading

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Beautiful

Yesterday, Scott Kurtz of PvP comics linked to Yves Bigerel’s “about DIGITAL COMICS,” which picks up a number of Scott McCloud’s ideas and takes them in directions Scott didn’t (well, I’d argue that The Right Number goes there, but the … Continue reading

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Redefining Privacy

I have a difficult time imagining who would want to use Bedpost, but I suppose I don’t move in those circles. If even a small number of people post semi-true information there, though, the texture of deliberation about online privacy … Continue reading

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