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Ceiling. Trastevere

One problem with spring break: Everything grinds to a halt, including my proposed off-site greens operation. I still don't have city clearance, though they are working with me. In the meantime, I've been re-working my little yard to get the most greens out of it possible. It takes a lot more work to maximize a small amount of space, but it's enjoyable work.

Ceiling. Trastevere

It's the feast day of Isidore of Seville. He's a chronological outlier: Born in 636, he is considered a father of the church, even though the term "fathers" normally refers to the early Church teachers up to the Council of Chalcedon in 451. Gregory the Great, the Venerable Bede, and John Damascene are similar chronological outliers. From the Catholic Encyclopedia entry about St. Isidore: "Isidore was the last of the ancient Christian Philosophers, as he was the last of the great Latin Fathers. He was undoubtedly the most learned man of his age and exercised a far-reaching and immeasurable influence on the educational life of the Middle Ages."

Ceiling. Trastevere

I'm finally able to watch Copperhead. It's on Amazon Prime. It moves a bit slow for my tastes, but I am enjoying it. Great dialogue, and it even features that mainstay of the American tradition: the self-righteous ideologue who thinks his moral stances put him above ordinary morality. In this case, an abolitionist, who, like many abolitionists, were complete jack asses. Correct in the big view, but wicked and wrong in every other.

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