February 2008

Kewl! The Tripods, the science fiction trilogy by John Christopher (real name Samuel Youd), is one of the stories well known and oft quoted in our household. My son even named his cat Ozzy, after the character Ozymandias. We read the books and watched the BBC TV series until the venerable VHS tape finally gave […]

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From Old World Swine, the long-ago promised conclusion to my "But Is It Art?" series, Part One; I titled this series "But, Is It Art?" because that was the question I sought to answer regarding non-representational (purely abstract) art, like the Robert Motherwell piece at left. My first instinct – my bias early on – […]

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SDG here. For years we’ve known that The Press Doesn’t Get Religion. And, usually, when the press doesn’t get religion, Get Religion gets the press. Get Religion is a group blog of religious religion journalists covering religion journalism, and in general they do an excellent job. I was disappointed, therefore, by a recent blog post […]

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Yes! It’s true! The apologist pictured here will be joining us on the upcoming Catholic Answers apologetics cruise to Alaska! (No, not the one in white; the one holding the book.) Catholic Answers is pleased to announce that our Alaska apologetics cruise will be joined by Fr. John Trigilio, well-known priest and apologist, frequent guest […]

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William M. Briggs reports: A new study by scientists has suggested that zombie attacks might increase if the current projections of global warming are realized. “If the earth gets warmer, it means longer springs, summers, and falls, and shorter winters,” said John Carpenter-Romero, Ph.D., a zombie-ologist who co-authored the study. “And shorter winters means more […]

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I very seldom get colds. I normally go years between getting a cold. But when I get them, I get them bad, and I’m sick as a dog for two weeks. But not this time. A few weeks ago I started getting a cold–a bad one–and I decided to try a nutritional formula recommended by […]

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A couple of years ago I read a book by the founder of Stratfor (Strategic Forecasting, Inc.–a private intelligence analysis firm) that analyzed the War on Terror and that was, in points, quite critical of the Bush administration and its handling of the war. I was thus interested to read Tigerhawk (via Instapundit) quoting the […]

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That’s a question some may be asking if certain scientists are able to achieve the latest subversion of human sexuality. GET THE STORY (WARNING: Clinical terminology for human reproductive cells, as well as conceptual grossness.) CHT to the reader who e-mailed.

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Ash Wednesday! You guessed right! And since tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, be sure to beef up (no pun intended) on all the must-know Lent information by reading up on it in the ANNUAL LENT FIGHT.

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POSSIBLE GOOD NEWS FOR FANS OF TV SHOWS AND MOVIE PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT ON HOLD OF LATE.

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