Welcome to Blogaria

The Christian Century has dipped an editorial toe into the waters of blogging — and it looks interesting. I’ll keep an eye on them to see what happens when a classical-media theological enterprise drinks the digital Kool-Aid.

Ephemeron

It will disappear shortly, but I want someplace on the Web to record the delightful header for this auction at eBay: 1910’S HOLY CARD JOAN OF ARC: GO, LADY OF GOD, GO! Rah, rah! Sis-boom-bah! Go, Lady of God, Go!

Musing

I’m reading through composition paragraphs from students, and ruminating about what they indicate. This year’s final composition assignment asked students to compare their writing process at the beginning of the term with their writing process at the end of the term; I was inviting students to say, in effect, “This was a total waste of…

Here’s An Idea

Maybe if I make a list of things I need to do during the break, it’ll help motivate me to get going. So: Housecleaning, of course Mark Church History papers and assign grades Mark Gospel Mission papers and send comments to colleague Prepare and preach sermon for Gaudete Sunday Referee article for CBQ Clear backed-up…

LazyWeb: OS Printers

As part of Pippa’s and my home renovation project (more accurately described as “winter cleaning,” or “end-of-term housekeeping”) I broke down and junked two old printers that had let us down in the past year. I had been keeping them around the house on the superstitious premise that if you don’t throw them out right…

Gifts

For Mac OS X users, two seasonal presents from the freeware world: Art of Illusion, a 3D rendering editor with impressively sophisticated features; and a new version of VLC Media Player, for playing those files that QuickTime doesn’t recognize. Oh, and a week or so ago, the Participatory Media Foundation released their most recent version…

Yo, Rocky!

I dislike Scott Simon, and I have very narrowly constricted respect for Sylvester Stallone, but this morning their interview provided a moment that made me laugh aloud. Simon asked Stallone if there was one more Rocky movie i him, a movie in which Rocky actually (finally) adjusts to civilian life, learns to love running a…

Whee!

Yesterday was filled with preparing and administering the final exam in Church History, and caring for the sweetest invalid in town. Pippa has a cold, so I’m coddling her as best I can. She’s been on a movie spree, and has otherwise been relaxing abed and on the couch; we’re hoping she’ll be up for…

Milestones

Yesterday, Margaret took her last class in her doctoral program (well, OK, it was a meeting with her independent study professor — but it was course credit, she turned in her assignment, and she’s done). She has only two steps, now, to completing her work. They’re big steps — exams and dissertation — but there’re…

Sense Of An Ending

As soon as The End was published, Pippa and I hastened to town to obtain a copy. She read it immediately and pronounced herself satisfied. I delayed, partly as I’m even busier this year than usual (I know, I know, that is usual) and partly because I wasn’t sure Daniel Handler could make the last…