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Random Rambling

Whew, brutal blitz these past nine days: four lunch meetings, funeral, overnight-obligation wedding, three tennis matches, an out-of-town cross-country meet, and a six-hour obligation in my service club's County Fair fundraiser. I think I'm done for awhile, though. It wasn't too bad, but I'm glad things appear to be calming down. Marie and I thought things would slow down as the kids left home, but that hasn't been the case.

I've used my spare moments to work on the podcast. I am starting to use Audacity to record it, which I think will result in a higher quality audio (sorry, I'm afraid it won't help the content). I recorded a new introduction earlier this week and added it to last Sunday's episode.

So, Ms. Ford won't testify?!?! Am I the only person who finds this whole thing transparently farcical? First, the accusations are over 35 years old, and now she won't testify. It's obviously a last-gasp delay tactic. Enough already. I'm shocked it's getting credibility from any quarter, left or right. But these are the times we live in.

I'm kind of a low-profile guy so this isn't my style, but I'm glad to see a priest with guts: "Parishioners defy Chicago Archdiocese, burn rainbow flag in 'exorcism' ceremony: A priest and parishioners from the Resurrection Parish in Chicago burned a rainbow pride flag that had once been prominently displayed in their Roman Catholic church." Link. I can't say I see the point in burning it, and to call it an "exorcism"? I'm not sure that's even theologically accurate (driving an evil spirit from a person?). But I get it. It was an outrage that the flag covered their crucifix and they're lashing back. Good for them.

Random Blurb from the Notebooks: C.S. Lewis' Screwtape told his pupil that the best mental attitude that he could give a potential earthly victim is the “grand general idea that he knows it all and that everything he happens to have picked up in casual talk” and casual reading (like the newspaper) is ample by way of knowledge. It's a hell-bound attitude because it's full of pride (the first of all sins) and ignorance (the trait that keeps men from knowing about their pride).