I made a dreadful mistake when I bought my iPhone 5S. I bought the phone with a 16 GB capacity---even after the recommendation of the esteemed Robin Collins, a noted academic and all-around good guy who contemplates (and speaks and writes about) heady things like the relationship of science and religion. When he buys a… Continue reading Apple, Can You Hear Me Now?
There was a gathering of Lakenheath Lancers in San Antonio over the weekend of 4-5 April (folks who attended high school at RAF Lakenheath, UK). Photos below and at: http://imageevent.com/getdown/lakenheathinsanantonio Don't take my picture!
Easter update: Many, many thanks to all who donated to this effort. We raised $1,955.00 - a mere $45 from the goal of $2,000. The family still has their rental house and they are doing well. Thank you! Happy Holidays and Welcome to those who have arrived here from Indiegogo. For those who've landed here… Continue reading Help Keep a Family Housed this Holiday Season
I've just discovered Niki de Saint Phalle. Love her version of The Three Graces: Photo courtesy of Arts Observer. More Niki de Saint Phalle goodness via Arts Observer here. These sculptures were a temporary installation, placed by the National Museum of Women in the Arts as part of the the New York Avenue Sculpture project, which… Continue reading Art Appreciation
"If you can think of times in your life that you’ve treated people with extraordinary decency and love, and pure uninterested concern, just because they were valuable as human beings. The ability to do that with ourselves. To treat ourselves the way we would treat a really good, precious friend. Or a tiny child of… Continue reading The Ability (a quote from David Foster Wallace)
From An Interrupted Life: The Diaries of Etty Hillesum: ...And finally: ought we not, from time to time, open ourselves up to cosmic sadness? One day I shall surely be able to say to Ilse Blumenthal, 'Yes, life is beautiful, and I value it anew at the end of every day, even though I know… Continue reading Thoughts from Etty Hillesum
You know how some people have a destination wedding? Well, I'm having a destination funeral. Oh, it's not for me, it's for my dad. He's going to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. I looked at the Shutterfly site to find a suitable funeral announcement, but there were none there. I thought about adapting a… Continue reading Destination: Funeral