September 16, 2010

This & That

Surprised to learn that Dominican priest I know is going to go to East Africa and become a missionary. Surprising on the one hand but not the other since I always thought his assignment to a backwater Kentucky parish wasn't the best use of his talents. He has too much spiritual ambition for that and that's a bit too much hiding his light under a bushel basket. God had other plans for the near term - he busted his knee and will have to spend several months here convalescing.
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Regarding the proposed perils of sugar and carbs: I see the ducks on Mirror Lake and despite the junk food given to them by students they seem calm and peaceful in the duck kind of way.
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Kelly, a gal from my high school class, wants me to go to the 30th reunion. God willing, we'll all be reunited in Heaven, and with less baggage, spiritual and physical. 
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Big government rears its ugly head again by outlawing the sale of incandescent bulbs in 2012. Only florescent now. Note to self: stock up on incandescent bulbs! 
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Adam and Eve wanted to be as gods, wanting to be have been put in a more accommodating situation, one less wrought with physical and spiritual risk. Christ accepted the tree less climbed, not grasping at the attractive fruit of the tree of divinity, but accepting the tree of the cross and its bitter fruit. The humility of Jesus makes our own pride look silly. So much of religion comes down to the recognition of reality: that we are not as gods!  
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Am pondering poll questions for the blog. Yesterday's was "Should Betty Duffy blog more?" and received a 50-50 split.  More potentials: Should Pope Benedict visit Columbus, Ohio? Have childhood organized sports gone too far? E-readers: yes or no? Beer or Wine or Neither? Alcohol, Nightly,  Weekend only, Other. Are Jesuits Catholic?  Enbrethiliel: More Punk Catholic posts or fewer? Favorite Catholic Writer,  Merton, O'Connor, Percy, Chesterton, Other.  Favorite Steven Riddle Blog...
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From "History of the city of Columbus, capital of Ohio, Volume 2"
By Alfred Emory Lee (1892)

Dedicated to the Darwins, who are moving to Columbus!
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Chesterton quote: "Life was an ecstasy because it was an an adventure; it was an adventure because it was an opportunity. The goodness of the fairy tale was not affected by the fact that there might be more dragons than princesses; it was good to be in a fairy tale. The test of all happiness is gratitude; and I felt grateful, though I hardly knew to whom."

6 comments:

BettyDuffy said...

I got a 50/50 split???

It's over.

TS said...

Well, there were only two votes and I was one of them...

Tom said...

A million dollar idea, yours free:

Set up a website where people can swap attendance at high school reunions. I think the resistance isn't to attending a reunion per se, but to attending a reunion peopled with people you knew in high school.

A billion dollar idea: Borrow a million dollars to buy incandescent lightbulbs, then sell them on the black market, starting in 2015.

TS said...

Set up a website where people can swap attendance at high school reunions.

A capital idea Tom! That's the entrepreneurial spirit that made this country great.

Personally, the idea of an 8th grade reunion is far more attractive than high school.

BettyDuffy said...

If you voted "yes" I will agree to go "as you" to your high school reunion. I'll even wear a skirt.

TS said...

You'll (er, I'll) be the hit of the reunion. Please take pictures.