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    Archive for February, 2018

    Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

    A student once asked [the Zen master Joshu]: “If I haven’t anything in my mind, what shall I do?” Joshu replied: “Throw it out.” “But if I haven’t anything, how can I throw it out?” continued the questioner. “Well,” said Joshu, “then carry it out.” From: Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg […]

    Notes from Theology on Tap

    Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

    Zen is steeped in Buddhism, which means its roots are in pantheistic monism: God is the world and all is one. The same spirit (Brahman) occupies everything. All is Brahman: I’m Brahman, you’re Brahman, that chair is Brahman. If you think you perceive a distinction between you and the toilet, you are caught in illusion. […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

    Miscellaneous Rambling Wow, glorious weather! Last night, I put up two short low tunnels at the production site. The plan: accelerate the drying-out process, so I can prepare the beds under the tunnels in two weeks, recover them with the tunnels thereby adding heat for weeds to sprout, burn them off with the nifty Red […]

    Monday

    Monday, February 26th, 2018

    Time to Retreat Well, the Cursillo was definitely better than the first three retreats that left me flummoxed, but I didn’t like it and couldn’t even finish it. I guess I’m not retreat material, which means I’m not a good Catholic, based on everything I hear from places like EWTN (“Everyone should make a retreat,” […]

    Saturday

    Saturday, February 24th, 2018

    Cursillo weekend. Just this today: Prague, Czech Republic @MagicalEurope pic.twitter.com/sfz6imEgGi — Tradia (@amalieskram) February 21, 2018 Ambient beauty sets the scene from the bridge in the city Bydgoszcz over the Brda River in #Poland pic.twitter.com/cYvVgmLccg — European Beauty (@MagicalEurope) February 19, 2018 Lonely house on the river Drina in Bajina Basta, #Serbia pic.twitter.com/M9FjHfcHNN — European […]

    Friday

    Friday, February 23rd, 2018

    Brews You Can Use Drinking in China: The Qingdao Beer Festival. According to the author, it’s a terrible festival: boring, bad food, bad beer. It’s a good, humorous read, but if you just want a few of the highlights: Beer brewing in Qingdao began in the early 20th century when the Europeans carved up China […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

    A Bullet Life of JRR Tolkien 1892-1973 Father died when Tolkien was 4. When he was 8, his mother became Roman Catholic, to the fury of her relatives. They withheld financial support in hopes she’d renounce the Church. She didn’t and had to go to work. She died four years later due to lack of […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

    I am intrigued with the points made by Gabriel Marcel in his book, Man Against Mass Society, a book that came out in English in 1962. Modern society is, to Marcel, mass society, a society where public life is relentlessly presented to us as reality, but it is not reality because people in public are […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

    More Miscellaneous Rambling Don Beland is converting his five-bedroom suburban home in Holly Springs, N.C., into a farm—indoors. WSJ Subscription-Required Link. Of course, Don Beland has a supportive wife, which is something that, ahem, not all of us have. I feel fortunate to have enough grow lamp space to start about 100 plugs in my […]

    Monday

    Monday, February 19th, 2018

    Miscellaneous Rambling Welcome to Clean Monday. It’s the Greek Orthodox Church’s Ash Wednesday. So if you already botched your Lenten vows, you can kinda start over today. One was stupid, one was vapid, one was heretical: my experiences with retreats. I vowed never to do another, but alas, I have the resolve of a Kennedy […]

    Sunday, February 18th, 2018

    Move along, nothing to see here! https://t.co/dFhROrtLlo — John Zmirak (@JZmirak) February 18, 2018 Homosexual Vatican Judge Convicted For Possession Of Male Child Pornography https://t.co/tEwpij170Z — gloria.tv (@gloriatv) February 17, 2018 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Sunday

    Sunday, February 18th, 2018

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