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June 5, 2007 Archives

It was the philosophy final that did it

posted by awelborn

You know, when I was in college, I would finish the semester, go home (across town) and basically sleep for two days. A week with no sleep will have that effect. I guess the first day of summer vacation does […]

Sopranos Talk

posted by awelborn

Thanks to reader Julia for sending along this great article on last week’s ep, an article that focuses on the Raging Bull factor. Discuss!


posted by awelborn

Pope Benedict’s Wednesday General Audience talks on the Apostles have been collected into a single volume and will be published by Our Sunday Visitor in a couple of months. The pub date at Amazon is 8/17. The manuscript is going […]


posted by awelborn

As I told Lino Rulli on his Sirius show on Monday, I have written 15 and 9/10 books. (I think.) (3 unpublished, but on the way). Now that is basically 16 books. Although perhaps it should be 15 and 86/100 […]

Previous Posts

There is nothing I shall want
A couple of weeks ago, a memorial Mass for Michael was held here in Birmingham at the Cathedral. The bishop presided and offered a very nice, even charming homily in which he first focused on the Scripture readings of the day, and then turned to Michael, whom he remembered, among other things, as on

posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

Revolutionary Road - Is it just me?
Why am I the only person I know..or even "know" in the Internet sense of "knowing"  - who didn't hate it? I didn't love it, either. There was a lot wrong with it. Weak characterization. Miscasting. Anvil-wielding mentally ill prophets.But here's the thing.Whether or not Yates' original novel in

posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Books for Lent
No, I'm not going to ask you about your Lenten reading lists...although I might.Not today, though. This post is about giving books to others. For Lent, and a long time after that. You know how it goes during Lent: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, right?Well, here's a worthy recipient for your hard-

posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Why Via Media
How about....because I'm lame and hate thinking up titles to things? No? about...St. Benedict? Yes, yes, I know the association with Anglicanism. That wasn't invovled in my purpose in naming the joint, but if draws some Googling Episcopalians, all the better.To tell the truth, you can bl

posted 8:54:17pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Brave Heart?
I don't know about you, but one of effects of childbirth on me was a compulsion to spill the details. All of them.The whole thing was fascinating to me, so of course I assumed everyone else should be fascinated as well in the recounting of every minute of labor, describing the intensity of discomfor

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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