Great!

For those who pay attention to such things, I’m preaching Friday at our midday mass commemorating Leo the Great. (On the topic of Leo being “the Great,” Dylan has an entry wishing that she had a jazzy nickname such as “The Edge,” to which I appended a comment about the good ol’ days when theologians…

The Generous Web

David Weinberger frequently tells his audiences about the generosity built into the structure of the Web, whereby the Web is constituted by links that point away from my page and toward others’. That generosity sometimes (often?) also comes to expression in the content of the pages that point hither and yon, as in the recent…

Dynamite

Mary Hess pointed me to Scott McLeod’s reflections on computer gaming and education (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). The series opens up a vast terrain for reflection and imagination (critical as well as ebulliently enthusiastic), but I affirm without qualification that if the right educators and the right game designers put their heads together,…

The Life Ate My Blog

It’s a good thing I didn’t volunteer for NaBloPoMo, because I’d have fallen off that wagon on Day Three (thanks for the link, ahem, Jeneane — those gadgety Nab thingies look interesting, but we don’t have enough change in the couch cushions). It’s because Margaret is home for the weekend, and not just any weekend…

Handicapping

How strong would a Gore-Obama ticket be for the Democrats in 2008? Obama isn’t seasoned enough to win right away, I think, but he’ll strengthen any ticket on which he appears. Gore won in 2000 before the Bush legacy was as manifestly catastrophic as it is now. He’s used the interim to shore up his…

Temps Trouvé

So yesterday I reconnected with Mike and Jeneane, and today I’ll pick up a couple of threads with David and Tom. All that’s lacking would be a stinging observation from the Tutor and an argument with Mike Sanders. So to return to Tom, the challenge (he politely calls it a “quibble”) that he poses at…

Blessings!

I confess that as my network of acquaintances in Blogaria expanded, and as the frequency with which Mike Golby blogged declined, I lost track of him — dropping by only on those rare occasions when I worked systematically through my bookmarks or blogroll. You young’uns won’t remember some of the long, dark nights of the…

Irrecollection

I must be wrong, but I thought the reason the Democrats nominated John Kerry for President in 2004 was that he was “electable.” After reading David’s comparison of Bush and Kerry on Iraq, I realized that I should stipulate that I’m not the least bit sympathetic with those who would distract their critics by magnifying…