Category Archives: Internet

(Digital) Platform Jam

One thing I appreciate about Baylor professor Alan Jacobs is his willingness to process his digital practices publicly.  Jacobs recently posted an update to his ongoing attempt to make sense of various digital platforms and their effects on a life … Continue reading

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Rest and Reset in a Culture of Constant Content

One of the interesting aspects of my two weeks of mainland travel was a lack of internet access for two different chunks of time. While I was at Laity Lodge, I had nothing.  While traveling beyond Tennessee, I had phone … Continue reading

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Media and More in Our Distracted Age

One of the two speakers at my recent Laity Lodge weekend was Alan Jacobs.  I’m not quite sure how I first heard of him.  I know that I read his wonderful The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction … Continue reading

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The Bluths Meet the Skywalkers?

How have I missed this for three weeks?  It’s a brilliant cut and narration by Ron Howard, who brings together two of the best “family” franchises in a great way. I’ll be back later tonight for a quick review of … Continue reading

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Celibacy and the Reversed Revolution

More often than not, Ross Douthat’s New York Times columns serve as Rorschach tests for contemporary political and social issues.  Today’s column, “The Redistribution of Sex,” has proved especially thought-provoking and line-drawing.  And rightly so.  You can read it here. … Continue reading

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Infinity War Unlimited

It’s been a long time since I got to have as much fun talking movies with my students.  Friday was a fun game of playing coy about what I saw Thursday night (“who’s your favorite hero?  Oh, good luck with … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Giving Them What They Want

This week’s Sunday WuMo is probably way too true for many of us.  Scary to think, sometimes, that we really are what we love.  And that we are a convenient people.  (And that I’m using free wifi to post this). … Continue reading

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“The Heart of the Matter”

Not sure how I missed this one, but here’s a couple-of-years-old clip of Andrew Peterson, new album almost finished now, singing a classic Don Henley song (with bgvs from some other amazing artists). (hat tip to the artist and Twitter)

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Strong Echoes from a Long Time Ago . . .

Sometimes I think going to a “Skywalker Saga” Star Wars movie for the John Williams soundtrack alone is perfectly fine.  The director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson, recently posted a clip of Williams directing one of the … Continue reading

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Poetry, Please

This poem by Wendell Berry showed up in my Twitter feed yesterday. I quite like it, particularly as a distillation of Berry’s thought and practice. (hat tip to Nick Ripatrazone)

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