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Well Said: Judas

Judas is neither a master of evil nor the figure of a demoniacal power of darkness but rather a sycophant who bows down before the anonymous power of changing moods and current fashion. But it is precisely this anonymous power that crucified Jesus, for it was the anonymous voices that cried, "Away with him! Crucify him!" Pope Benedict XVI

Listen Up — Wolf 359, Gone with the Wind

As I mentioned, I've been working on a big project lately. Luckily, it's the sort that lets me listen to podcasts and audiobooks while I work. Here are one of each that have been the backbone of my listening. Wolf 359 is a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age of Radio shows. Show More Summary

Artemis by Andy Weir

Jazz Bashara is a criminal.Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts,...Show More Summary

Well Said: Trouble

Trouble is so hard to bear, is it not?—How can we live and think that any one has trouble—piercing trouble—and we could help them, and never try? George Eliot, Middlemarch

Well Said: A Fine Fount of Admonition

This was not the first time that Mr. Bulstrode had begun by admonishing Mr. Vincy, and had ended by seeing a very unsatisfactory reflection of himself in the coarse unflattering mirror which that manufacturer's mind presented to the subtler lights and shadows of fellow-men; and perhaps his experience ought to have warned him how the scene would end. Show More Summary

This Just In: Heroes & Heretics of the Reformation by Phillip Campbell

Not since the birth of Christ has an event shaken the foundations of the Western world like the Reformation. Now, 500 years after Luther nailed his ninety-five theses to the door at Wittenberg—the sound of which served as the thunder...Show More Summary

Apologies for my absence!

So sorry I haven't been around much lately. It's my annual crazy time doing layout for the Worthington Direct catalog. 162 pages this year, my part takes about a month and a half with intensity increasing as we go. It will go to theShow More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: Spectacled Caiman and a False Coral Snake

Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus) and a False Coral Snake (Anilius scytale), Maria Sibylla Merian

Well Said: Sun, Rain, and the Holy Spirit

Just as the sun shines and the day brings light, the stream irrigates the soil and rain waters the earth, so the heavenly Spirit pours himself into us. St. Cyprian of Carthage

Well Said: What do you want me to do for you?

Jesus said to him in reply, "What do you want me to do for you?"The blind man said to him, "Master, I want to see." Mark 10:51 We all relate to the blind man. It's the common condition. Where am I blind? I want to see.But take a second and look at Jesus' question. Show More Summary

Julie and Scott just spent hours filming a pre-podcast training montage.

Highlights include Scott's one armed editing and Julie's flawless pronounciation of the director's name. Join us for episode 171 of A Good Story is Hard to Find as we discuss Rocky (1976).

Worth a Thousand Words: Outside the Embassy

Outside the kitchen entrance of the Russian Embassy in Berlin…Edward B. Gordon

Lagniappe: The mention of ourselves being naturally affecting

"But you can't take your own time to die in, Brother," began Mrs. Waule, with her usual wooly tone. "And when you life speechless you may be tired of having strangers about you, and you may think of me and my children —" but here her...Show More Summary

Roasted cougar anyone? It's food-on-the-go for anyone stranded on a snowy mountain.

Unless you forget to take it along with you.I watched The Mountain Between Us with Hannah and Rose and can attest they are telling the absolute truth about this bad movie in their More is More discussion.

Worth a Thousand Words: Dinornis Elephantopus

Dinornis Elephantopus, Roger Fenton, photographer, 1854 – 1858J. Paul Getty Museum

Well Said: The speck of self

Instead of wondering at this result of misery in Mr. Casaubon, I think it quite ordinary. Will not a speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I know no specks so troublesome as self. George Eliot, Middlemarch

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