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Greetings from Lake Wobegon Collegeville! The Catholic Biblical Association meeting is going well; I’m catching up with friends, learning a thing or two, haven’t bought any books, and working with and avoiding editors. This morning at eleven I’ll give a presentation that’s genetically related to — but not identical to — my Winslow Lecture. I’ll…

4 AM Again?

Yes, I’m up early again, this time to catch a flight to Minneapolis. I don’t know what connectivity will be like at the Minneapolis airport and at St. John’s (we traditionally have problems getting access, even wired access, at CBA meetings). Anticipate light blogging, and we’ll see what happens.

Not An Oracle Part Two

When I said below that I’m not an oracle, what I meant was: I sure wish I’d been the one to connect these dots. “What happens when you combine the notion of the state-of-the-art cell phone (with picture-taking capability standard fare these days) with QuickTime and its H.264 compression, which Apple touts as being great…

Scribble, Scribble

I’m at home finishing off some assignments (a revision of my Windsor Lecture material for presentation at this weekend’s Catholic Biblical Association meeting, an introduction to the book in which the four Windsor lectures will be published), but so that readers do not feel neglected, I’ll point to a Theology Card: #47, Council of Nicaea:…

Passion Dollars

Yes, “Passion dollars” — those are the terms in which Sony is thinking of its movie production of The da Vinci Code, according to an article in the NY Times (thanks for the tip, Dave Hedges). The ariticle will disappear behind the pay-archive wall soon, but the gist of it involves Sony’s tortuous efforts to…

Prior Art

I am often wrong, and about lots of things. I am not an oracle. For that very reason, I feel all the more investment in the things I get right. About seven years ago, I made the first proposal for what we now call the Disseminary to one possible source of funding. I’ve pitched it…

*Yawn*

Margaret and Pippa dropped off. Caffeine coursing through my veins. Groggy. #37 The Venerable Bede: Single PDF — Six-Up PDF — JPEG. And the Theological Outlines project is coming along rapidly, too; Chapter Seven is done, and we’re working on Chapter Eight in Volume 1, and Volume 2 is all squared away (though not yet…

Late-Breaking Amen

I thought I wouldn’t add anything tonight, but as I was running through my last-call bookmarks, I noticed Jordon’s pointer to Mark Cuban on the music industry. I was explaining all this to Ryan the other day — the industry has chosen exactly the worst approach to the opportunity that the digital transition affords everyone,…

Long Goodbye

I’ve had time and access today, but not the attention span to think of something worth saying. I couldn’t think of a clever way of acknowledging Frank’s prior art on photographing the Linnaeus statue; couldn’t think of a way to connect to Chris’s latest marvels; couldn’t think of anything to say about politics or digital…

Open Window

I’ve been offline almost all day; someone at Adobe suspects someone at Seabury of running a BitTorrent file of Macromedia Studio, so our provider at Northwestern has shut down one block of ports — which included my office. I’m at home right now, changing clothes before going out for the evening with my beloved, in…

Shut Up And Deal

Only two new cards today (but I uploaded an emended version of Polycarp): 42 Gregory the Great, Single PDF — Six-Up PDF — JPEG 43 Helen, Single PDF — Six-Up PDF — JPEG I’ll be backing off the pace for a while; by now, we’ve uploaded most of the cards I use in the introductory…

Bouquet of Delights

Yesterday afternoon and evening, the family rolled north to the Chicago Botanic Garden for a picnic dinner and photo opportunity stroll. Our visit started as we heard what we thought was a wedding-reception guitarist playing “Hey, Joe” (“where you goin’ with that gun in your hand?/I shot, I shot my old lady/Found her messin’ round…