I don't know if there are any Catholics left on Lit Net, but there still many be a person or two who might be interested in my thoughts on this subject. I wrote this for somewhere else, but I'll share.
First, it was an incredible surprise on the timing. Not much more than a couple of hours (maybe it wasn’t even that long) before the white smoke I had just finished reading a blog by a church historian on how long some of these conclaves take to come to a decision. He was
I know the Fukushima Nuclear Plant failure turned into an argument two years ago when I blogged it: http://www.online-literature.com/for...perventilation.
I have no intention of reliving that argument.
I bring it up to make two points. (1) The media is completely unreliable when it comes to science and technology. Frankly they are unreliable in just about anything they write but I’m not going to push that. But
I was reminded of Ash Wednesday when I was commenting on Bluebird's blog on Pancake Day, which made me think of this little incident at work, which made me think of work, which reminded me of a blog here (http://www.online-literature.com/for...ration-at-Work) back in October where I mentioned a mechanical failure to one of the key parts of my project at work.
First on Ash Wednesday. Late Tuesday I got a request from one of the directors to attend
Earl Weaver was the manager of the baseball team the Baltimore Orioles when I was a boy, my favorite sports team. He managed from 1968 to 1982, and then briefly again in 1985 to 1986. My earliest baseball memories probably date to 1970 when I was eight years old, and by 1982, when he really retired, I was 20. I can’t tell you enough how I loved that team over those years. My childhood was wrapped up with them, and Earl Weaver was probably the most important reason why they were great over those
“My Old Man,” a short story by Ernest Hemingway.
“The Locked Room”, a novella from The New York Trilogy, by Paul Auster.
The Good Soldier, a novel by Ford Maddox Ford.
“Moon Lake,” a short story by Eudora Welty.
The First Book of Samuel, a book from the Old Testament, KJV translation.
“Sorrow-Acre,” a short story by Isak Dinesen.
The Quest for Shakespeare, a biography of William Shakespeare by Joseph Pearce.
“King Lear,” a play by William Shakespeare.