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Ceiling. TrastevereHeard on the Eric Metaxas Show last week: The French have 17 words for “surrender.” Cracked me up. First they rolled over to Hitler and now they’re rolling over to Islam. Channeling Charles Martel!

Ceiling. TrastevereI found a pretty nifty iTunes app: Audio Catholic History. It’s just $8.99. It’s doing a nice job of brushing me up for my presentations this fall. I work in the garden, hear something I need to be sure to mention, email myself (“Irish missionaries convert England after the Anglo-Saxons took over”), then go back to gardening/listening. Audio books/lectures while gardening is normally the best multi-tasking I do: gardening, learning, and getting exercise all at the same time. It only gets spotty when I have to exert myself too much or have to stop and think about what I’m going to do next in the garden.

Ceiling. TrastevereThe current neurological studies indicate that our brains work on four levels. You can’t multi-task on jobs that require the same brain level. You can’t, for instance, read and talk on the phone at the same time. It would appear that walking, carrying a pot of dirt, and listening to a discussion about the Battle of Tours work on different brain levels.

Ceiling. TrastevereSomeone has started a Malcolm Muggeridge Twitter account. I really liked St. Mug.