The same old problem: I realize after a student has left I’ve been doing too much talking and not enough listening. Sometimes it’s shy studentes who are afraid to be in control: tell me how to fix it, tell me what you want. And they are not completely wrong. What I want, how I will […]
reflecting on Gibson’s Passion and the role of the Catholic artist: Wrestling with the Angel of Strangeness: The Passion One Year Later, by Debra Murphy I really like her analysis, one of the clearest I’ve seen. Not a “close reading” of the film, but an attempt to see its place in the bigger picture.
having decided that there was a reason getting stuff done on Sunday afternoons was impossible, I decided to give up trying and to keep holy the sabbath. Give the day to God and try to pick up the slack on other days. (not that that really works, but I know there’s a reason we have […]
David said: “To use the good as a means of letting evil be seen more clearly, rather than to use evil as a means of letting good be seen more clearly by contrast, is an inversion as radical—and, I think, as disastrous—as anything Descartes came up with.” I�m not sure that this formulation of inversion […]
re: bourgeois http://groups.yahoo.com/group/catholicwritersonline/message/1823 Miriam Webster gave me a definition with several parts: (2) marked by a concern for material interests and respectability and a tendency toward mediocrity I would tend to give O’Connor the benefit of the doubt and from context read the connotation of the word to be not in the first definition of […]
Montserrat College is offering a chance for their students to go down to NY to see The Gates in Central Park. All of the pictures I’ve seen of this installation are beautiful. I love the images of these bright saffron sails billowing in Central Park. I love Central Park. I almost have to go every […]
I heard on the radio this morning that they have banned hunting with dogs in England. I am strangely saddened. Probably another example of how odd we Americans are idealizing things British. I’ve never seen the hunt. And if I did, I’d be rooting for the fox. But the idea that no longer will men […]
An interesting poem I found while trolling on the web. I like the concrete imagry.