Friday, December 9th, 2016

Science Fiction giant Arthur C. Clarke is dead at age 90. With Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov, Clarke was one of the three giants of modern science fiction. Some authors create worlds, some see the future. Clarke helped create the future. May someday his prayer for peace in his beloved Sri Lanka be answered. Print […]

As China’s crackdown on Tibet continues, the Dalai Lama has threatened to resign if the violence gets worse. The Dalai Lama, speaking to reporters, urged his countrymen to show restraint. He said that “if things become out of control” his “only option is to completely resign.” Later, one of his top aides clarified the Dalai […]

…And why anyone who has ever managed a campaign hates yard signs. Fred Dooley has a caught a sitting County Supervisor running for re-election who forgot to put the disclaimer on the yard signs. Arrrgh. Look. They don’t attract votes. They use up valuable volunteer time. They get campaigns in trouble (illegal placement, etc). They […]

I was hoping to post transcripts, but no luck. The news service Zenit has two articles covering the Pope’s call for peace in Iraq and the Pope’s Palm Sunday homily. The Pope’s remarks on Iraq: “At the end of this solemn celebration in which we have meditated on Christ’s Passion,” the Holy Father said today: […]

Probably not to my taste in theatre, but Eastbrook Church is having “Come To The Living Passion”. When: Tuesday – Friday, March 18, 19, 20 & 21. 7:30 PMWhere: Eastbrook Church Worship Building Experience the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ as if you were there. In this interactive drama the audience becomes the crowd […]

The Spring City Chronicle has all of the Waukesha St Patrick’s Day information you need in one place. I think I’ve told this story before, and I can’t verify it’s accuracy. Supposedly on Election night in 1960 John Kennedy asked Kenny O’Donnell if he weren’t Irish, what would he be? “I’d be ashamed.” Print this […]

via Monsters and CriticsFrom Voice of America: The sound of church bells wafted through Jerusalem’s Old City, marking Palm Sunday and the beginning of Easter Holy Week. Pilgrims from around the world carried olive and palm branches into the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulcher, believed to be the place of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. […]

From this week’s Best of the Blogs: And in the meantime, Owen Robinson has promised everyone in Waukesha we can borrow some of his radium-free drinking water. We’ll just need to run a hose to his house in West Bend and help ourselves to as much as we want. Owen, I suggest you get one […]

I even get quoted in the Boston Globe in an article over Eliot Spitzer’s “involvement” with a prostitution ring. The article asks the same question I did: what does “involved” mean? Print this entry

Today is Pi Day (3.14), a day for celebrating Pi. The thing about Pi is that no matter how long you look at it, there’s always more. Print this entry