Crunchy Cons

In Station Eleven, survivors of a global pandemic and subsequent post-apocalyptic chaos decamp to an abandoned airport in Michigan and eventually establish a Museum of Civilization, comprised of assorted artifacts from life before “year zero,” when the pandemic paralyzed the world and rendered much of the stuff that had comprised their lives useless. The Museum … Continue reading Crunchy Cons

DDC 210-219: Are you there, God? It’s Melvil

A Teach Me How To Dewey production This Is How We Dewey: 211 Concepts of God 212 Existence, attributes of God 213 Creation 214 Theodicy 215 Science & religion 216 No longer used—formerly Evil 217 No longer used—formerly Prayer 218 Humankind 219 No longer used—formerly Analogies Once again we’ve got a number of winning Ghosts … Continue reading DDC 210-219: Are you there, God? It’s Melvil

Dorothy Day and the Noah Way

A passage early on in Paul Elie's The Life You Save May Be Your Own popped out when I first read it and stuck with me as I watched Darren Aronofsky's remarkable Noah.  Elie's book chronicles the intersecting lives and spiritual journeys of four influential Catholic writers: Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Walker Percy, and Flannery O'Connor. I'm still working my way … Continue reading Dorothy Day and the Noah Way