Memorable Resource

I don’t remember how I got here, but this site offers a wonderful package of free software for students. An institutional IT department could do well by starting from this package as the norm for a school, and adding from there only what’s needful — instead of starting from expensive commercial packages “because everyone uses…

Friday Stromateis

I’ve been wrestling with an Epiphany sermon for the latter part of the week, with a book review in the interstices, and of course classes started at Seabury. I’ll post the sermon in the extended area after I preach it at St Luke’s (already gave it a test drive at Seabury, and it’ll benefit from…

Wonder What That’s Like

Margaret and I attended a Twelfth Night party tonight that culminated in a very baroque gift blind exchange (I think they were making up the rules as they went along). I was in the tactically advantageous position of picking last; according to some of the rules, I might trade the unopened package behind Door Number…

Doubleheader

Somehow I volunteered to preside at Epiphany Mass at St. Luke’s on Friday, without noticing that I’m also presiding at Seabury at midday. That’s actually handy; one sermon will do for both. Now, the question becomes, what shall the sermon be?

Kong

I’ve seen the various prior versions of King Kong several times. I saw both the early version and the seventies’ remake in theaters (this was back in the olden days, kids, when pretty much the only place to see a good movie was in a theater, either a first-run house or a “revival” or “art”…

Headlines Now

I hope to get around to writing more extensively bout a whole mess o’ things (note the folksy, plain American way of expressing myself; I’m auditioning for President of the U.S.) — a review of World of Warcraft, the Castronova controversy (to which Liz drew my attention last week), several points in David’s most recent…

Happy

Margaret and I had a wonderful day off, making our rail-facilitated way to Aurora, where we rested for the afternoon, dined out, and watched Paula Poundstone usher in the new year at the Paramount Theater. We had a deeply marvelous time, and only wish we had more time to spend with one another. Of course,…