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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Dinner

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 2:00 PM

Judith Shulevitz at The New York Times
on Sunday, July 18, 2010 —

"What would an organic Christian Sabbath look like today?
For James Carroll, an ex-priest and dissenting Catholic
in Boston (he is the author of Practicing Catholic ,
published in 2009), it would look like the Sunday dinners
of his childhood. These were big formal meals,
held at 2 p.m. every Sunday….

'If Jesus were to visit us, it would have been
the Sunday dinner he would have insisted on
being a part of, not the worship service at the church.'"

Possible Table Topics

Arts & Letters Daily (20 Feb 2011)

Sat Feb 19, 2011 23:00

Nobody likes a grammar scold, but it must be said:
Ambiguity has a death grip on our syntax.
The principles of effective speech are in tatters.
Verbal chaos reigns… more

How did the armies of Mordor cope with defeat?
A retelling of The Lord of the Rings
is more complicated and less sentimental
than the original… more

Is philosophy of science an obsolete
pseudo-discipline? Stephen Hawking thinks so.
But his work relies on the very sort of speculations
that philosophers invented… more

Some background for the discussion —

A book said to have received 15,480 reviews—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110220-UserRatings.jpg

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Java Jive continued…

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 2:00 PM

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Judith Shulevitz at The New York Times
on Sunday, July 18, 2010 —

"What would an organic Christian Sabbath look like today?
For James Carroll, an ex-priest and dissenting Catholic
in Boston (he is the author of Practicing Catholic ,
published in 2009), it would look like the Sunday dinners
of his childhood. These were big formal meals,
held at 2 p.m. every Sunday….

'If Jesus were to visit us, it would have been
the Sunday dinner he would have insisted on
being a part of, not the worship service at the church.'"

The Usual Suspects —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/100815-NeoAndOracle.jpg

For some background, see Java Jive and Today's Theology.

See also the java jive in this  journal on Sunday, July 18

A Tale of Two Cities, Du Sucre , Sermon, and Darkness at Noon.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Requiem for a Wizard*

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 7:20 AM

In memory of
Susanna Kaysen's father,
who died on February 8–

Images from March 3, 2004:


The Jewel
in Venn's Lotus

and

El Pato-lógico and a

Dream of Heaven

* The title of the 2004 post containing these images is "Deep Play." For some notion of the depth of the play "The Life of Carl Kaysen," see "The Kaysen Memos," pp. 271-278 in James Carroll's House of War  (1st ed. May 16, 2006).

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