Monthly Archives: August 2013


Ad meiorem Dei gloriam (AMDG) means “for the greater glory of God”. My uncle, the Jesuit priest I’ve spoken of previously, taught me the meaning of that abbreviation when I met him in CA before our cross country trip east. … Continue reading

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The Need To Stop

Originally posted on Mind's Seat:
Please stop reading and think for a moment. Can you guess what this is going to be about? If you’re clueless then you may go ahead and read further. So this is going to…

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He called his dad, pap pap

Why am I here?  I kept asking myself this question again and again tonight while I stood in line.  There are so many people here!  I hadn’t expected the line to be so long. On Monday or Tuesday morning of … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Tabula Candida:
Academia is like a family– a big, wonderful, dysfunctional family.

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Originally posted on Tabula Candida:
For those of you who are wondering, that’s Herodotos’ Histories 5.64-65, 5.81, 7.133, 3.46, 3.15, 4.46.  And as long as you’ve got the book out, go read 2.121 for the tale of the thief who…

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My broken sex

Originally posted on David S. Wisener:
I don’t think “obsessed” is a strong enough word to describe our cultural relationship with sex. We worship it. And I am as guilty as anyone (contributing to the struggle I’m having with my…

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Some deadly thing

“My enemies whisper together against me. They all weigh up the evil which is on me: ‘some deadly thing has fastened upon him, he will not rise again from where he lies.’ Thus even my friend, in whom I trusted, … Continue reading

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