Monthly Archives: March 2012

Create silence

“I have often said that the sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room.” – Pascal “The present state of the world and the whole of life is diseased.  If … Continue reading

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New Fall 2012 Course

Fall 2012 I have the opportunity to teach a special seminar: Inkling Philosophy: J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis on Myth and Truth. Banner listing: PHIL 4900 ST: Tolkien and CS Lewis on Myth, cross-listed under RELS 4910-004 ST: Tolkien and CS … Continue reading

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Manning to Denver

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Blog moving

Apple’s MobileMe service will be discontinued soon so I will no longer have a host for this blog. As a result, I have moved and re-branded my blog. Go to for my new blog.

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Spring Break

With Spring Break approaching, I found a NBC news special from 1962 quite interesting (see below for link).  College spring break party trips were a pretty new phenomenon at the time.  Daytona Beach had invited the students, though not without … Continue reading

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Weekend at a monastery

I spent part of the weekend at the Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity, a Trappist monastery outside of Huntsville, UT.  It was a wonderfully peaceful time and very inspiring to see men so dedicated to the “one … Continue reading

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Varitek retires

Another stalwart member of the Red Sox has hung them up – this time the great Jason Varitek.  There was always so much to like with Varitek.  He was the backbone of the team for so many years.  Varitek’s numbers … Continue reading

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