Hermeneutics of Confirmation

(Public health warning: I am not a liturgical scholar, I am oversimplifying at almost every turn, and I make no promise that there isn’t an argument out there that could make me change my mind. People who adhere to churches that do not practice Confirmation, or that don’t care what Episcopal churches do, are invited…

On The Memory

It’s funny, the way I (we?) latch onto the cover designs of some books, but don’t notice others. This display of the different covers under which On The Road was published; of the US editions, I’m not at all sure which was the cover of the edition I first read:     But this is…

Change

It’s just come fully clear to me that, for the past week, I’ve been supporting the Great Britain team in every Olympic event I’ve seen. Without even a moment’s hesitation.   Now, I haven’t seen much basketball — apart from the classic Guardian Lego recreation — so I haven’t had to face the possibility of…

Waving

During Margaret’s and my walk to Knockbrex Beach, I fell to reciting The Hunting of the Snark (for a reason I can’t recall). Because my memory isn’t what it once was, I resolved to make a good e-edition of it once I got back to high-bandwidth connectivity — but I (re)discovered this morning the University…