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Miscellaneous Rambling

New podcast is up: "Onanism, Off-Color Humor, Seventh Century, Taoist Anarchy."

Itunes link.
Youtube link.
TWE Site link.

Show Notes:

Self-Abuse: The Atlantic ran a long essay about the “sex recession”: kids are having less sex these days. Why? One answer: masturbation.

Sex Jokes: Is ribaldry dialogue okay for Catholics? Maybe, maybe not. You decide.

Lightning Segments: El Cortez in Las Vegas, Elvis drummer, the Horn Effect, more.

The Seventh Century: The Dark Ages have begun, but what exactly do things look like? Khazars, Pepin, Franks, Etc.

Taoist Anarchism: Taoists are anarchists. For good reason: Wu-wei; non-action.

Books mentioned

C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce

Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism

Peter Ackroyd, The Life of Thomas More

The Philokalia

Other references


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I'm getting the hang of the video-editing process, but wow, whatta pain. Way too time-consuming. It takes me as much time to add pictures and text to the podcast as it does to tape and edit the podcast. I have a few ideas to help reduce the time commitment, but man, it's a hassle. I'm told the entire internet is going video, however.

Ceiling. Trastevere

One of the better Feast Day lineups this week: St. Francis Xavier (today); St. John of Damascus, the last of the Church Fathers, tomorrow; St. Ambrose on FRiday; Immaculate Conception on Saturday.

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