Category Archives: Internet

Sunday’s Best: Frazz and the Prescient Pronouncement

There’s something so imminently true about today’s Frazz comic that its eery and a bit discomfiting. (image from

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Notes for Navigation

When news of the recent Executive Order concerning refugees and immigration broke, I quickly turned to some of my favorite news sites to get a better understanding of things.  One of my favorite bloggers, Rod Dreher, posted nothing.  Part of … Continue reading

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We Don’t Get to Know Everything

One of the more fun and upbeat tracks of the Avett Brothers’ True Sadness is “Smithsonian.”  It feels a little slower in this live performance last year in Nashville, but it still shows energetic artistry that is always good to … Continue reading

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Non-Curiosity, the New Standard?

Seth Godin asked a good question today of contemporary culture and our relationship with curiosity: The bestselling novel of 1961 was Allen Drury’s Advise and Consent. Millions of people read this 690-page political novel. In 2016, the big sellers were … Continue reading

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Sherlock and the Posthumous Game (or There’s Something About Mary)

Last night saw the premiere of the fourth (and many assume final) series of Sherlock on Masterpiece Mystery.  Perhaps its a repeat of my thoughts on Doctor Who‘s Christmas special, where absence has made the heart grow fonder.  I can’t … Continue reading

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Checking the Settings

Yesterday Michael Dougherty of The Week tweeted what I am assuming is his version of a “new year’s resolution,” and I like it a lot. Process setting. System setting. Ritual setting. Not goal setting. Don’t get me wrong.  I have … Continue reading

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Unbreakable Doctor Who

Doctor Who took a page from the four-color funnies for his 2016 Christmas special.  And while it was light on mythology, it was an enjoyable done-in-one that exceeded early reviews that I had seen. “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” starts … Continue reading

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