2022-08-06 Currently reading: Citizenship Papers by Wendell Berry 📚

2022-08-01 Hackberry Emperor

2022-07-18 Currently reading: Understanding the Diaconate: Historical, Theological, and Sociological …

2022-07-08 It’s been awhile but we’re getting back in the saddle tomorrow!

2022-07-04 These pork shoulders about 5 hours in; probably about halfway there.

2022-07-02 Enjoying a short summer break in classes before things pick up again in late August. There’ll …

2022-06-27 Red Spotted Admiral

2022-06-26 Currently reading: Ven Espíritu Creador: Meditaciones sobre el Veni Creator Prólogo de José Cardenal …

2022-06-20 Currently reading: The History of Black Catholics in the United States by Cyprian Davis 📚

2022-06-19 Currently reading: On Earth as It Is in Heaven: Restoring God’s Vision of Race and …

2022-06-15 Currently reading: From Christendom to Apostolic Mission: Pastoral Strategies for an Apostolic Age …

2022-06-14 Class is going well; we're covering a lot of ground but it's a small group (7 folks total), and Fr. …

2022-06-13 St. Meinrad Archabbey Church. Here for the week.

2022-06-13

2022-06-07 Currently reading: Tu palabra me da vida by Raniero Cantalamessa 📚

2022-06-06 Ahora, una cosa diferente

2022-05-31 Just finished the last class of the year - a two-month session on the Old Testament. The teacher was …

2022-05-30 Grilled paella - one of our go-tos when we’re feeding a crowd.

2022-05-17 Reflecting on Girard

2022-05-16 Currently reading: The Lonely Man of Faith by Joseph B. Soloveitchik 📚

2022-05-11 Gray ratsnake. One of the kids spotted it the other day and I’ve been trying to catch a look at it …

2022-05-10 Muscadines are really taking off this year. This is ‘Triumph;’ we also have a ‘Tara Gold’ that’s …

2022-05-09 Pitcher’s Stitchwort

2022-05-08 Just got the email that Emergence Vol. 3 is available for pre-order! Pre-ordered! Such great work …

2022-05-08

2022-05-07 Currently reading: The Institutes, translated and annotated by Boniface Ramsey by St. John Cassian 📚

2022-05-07 So I’ve ventured back into the Fediverse after some time away. Pros/cons about enabling the …

2022-05-02 Kitchen is out of commission while some work is being done so I'm using the green egg as an oven …

2022-04-29 When you cannot see clearly and openly whether the sin is deadly, you must not pass judgment in your …

2022-04-28 Common Star-Of-Bethlehem

2022-04-27 Welcome back, peonies

2022-04-22 New strawberry patch!

2022-04-20 Two pollinators at once

2022-04-13 Currently reading: The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World by …

2022-04-11 Just finished another paper that will close out my online class, clearing the decks to start the …

2022-04-07 Currently reading: I See Satan Fall Like Lightning by Rene Girard 📚

2022-04-02 Currently reading: Work by Louisa May Alcott 📚

2022-03-25 7-year-old: I have a lot of reading to do. Me: Same, brother. Same. The reading doesn’t stop until …

2022-03-24 “Where there is no love, put love, and you will draw out love.” — St. John of the Cross

2022-03-23

2022-03-23 Currently reading: Jane Eyre (Enriched Classics) by Charlotte Bronte 📚 This one’s long overdue …

2022-03-22 When you fast, see the fasting of others. If you want God to know that you are hungry, know that …

2022-03-19 Christopher Alexander, a towering figure in architecture and urbanism—one of the biggest influences …

2022-03-19 In him the Old Testament finds its fitting close. He brought the noble line of patriarchs and …

2022-03-17 Currently reading: St. Ephrem the Syrian: Hymns On Paradise by St. Ephrem 📚

2022-03-09 Latest paper for Foundations is nearly in the can: revisions, a run-through with grammarly, more …

2022-03-02 Currently reading: In the First Circle by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn 📚 It always pays to ask …

2022-03-02 Radio nerd aside: this Twitter thread is bananas. TL;DR: lots of the Russian military is …

2022-03-02 “Teach us to be loving not only in great and exceptional moments, but above all in the ordinary …

2022-02-27 Currently reading: Fundamental Theology (Sacra Doctrina) by Guy Mansini 📚 This came up in class this …

2022-02-19 RSS, classes, Synodality, and Spenser

2022-02-18 Currently reading: Idylls of the King (Penguin Classics) by Alfred Tennyson 📚

2022-02-17 Not sure what I was expecting out of Kafka's The Metamorphosis, but given its famous opening line, I …

2022-02-14 “Be glad then that you are overwhelmed, and do not be saddened because he has overcome you. A …

2022-02-12 “When I notice something wrong in my brother that cannot be corrected - either because it is …

2022-02-09 Still working through the Tolstoy collection. So far The Cossacks is my favorite, followed closely …

2022-02-05 Draft of one paper (Liturgy!) is done. Will sleep on it, review/edit it tomorrow, and submit …

2022-02-04 Current state: I have to write a paper for a class that just ended, start the reading assignments …

2022-01-30 “And suddenly he was overcome by such a strange feeling of causeless joy and of love for everything …

2022-01-30 Facebook, said the director of diocesan media, is where the people still are. So after this latest …

2022-01-22 A little more nerd stuff - I've fallen down the Home Assistant rabbit-hole. Not really interested in …

2022-01-20 Currently reading: Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy 📚 Found it on one of our …

2022-01-18 Spent most of Sunday and Monday installing a new ceiling fan. Difficulty level: 16' ceiling. This …

2022-01-16 We finished up season 4 of Fargo and season 6 of The Expanse, so we decided to give Peaky Blinders a …

2022-01-15 And now for something completely different.

2022-01-14 Someone on Metafilter just referred to NFTs as “Dunning Krugerands” and I don’t …

2022-01-13 Today’s Wordle needs to be kicked to the curb. There needs to be an indicator of some kind, if you …

2022-01-13 The retreat for this weekend was canceled. The priest set to lead it came down with Covid, as did …

2022-01-11 A sunny 40 degrees today and I took a few minutes to uproot an apple tree which finally gave up the …

2022-01-10 Ordinary Time

2022-01-09 Currently reading: The Spirit of the Liturgy by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger 📚

2022-01-08 A heavy snowfall was nice, but nicer still is listening to it all melt at once.

2022-01-02 Just a quick little board game that the kids have underway…

2021-12-29 Reflections on St. Gregory the Great

2021-12-27 “A certain philosopher asked St. Anthony: Father, how can you be so happy when you are …

2021-12-20 Into the Silent Land

2021-12-20 We are perhaps too talkative, too activistic, in our conception of the Christian life. Our service …

2021-12-13 This sense of separation from God and from one another, this profound ignorance of our innermost …

2021-12-11 I decided to splurge on a new keyboard for the office and opted for a mechanical one to replace the …

2021-12-06 Very busy around here lately. Among other things, we welcomed our first grandson to the world! …

2021-11-26 So that’s one more essay test and a final draft of a paper into the books to close out a class …

2021-11-06 Visiting our niece, who is studying engineering, and taking a stroll through the campus bookstore. 👀

2021-10-25 Traveling for work for the first time in nearly two years! Feels kinda good tbh.

2021-10-24 Day 3 of a formation weekend which has focused on OT exegesis.

2021-10-09 Mushrooms, Montgomery Bell State Park

2021-10-08 Moths taking off at 6000fps, (h/t metafilter). Did you know moths were so fluffy? Now you do!

2021-10-07 Habanero jelly!

2021-10-07 All of my radios are croaking! Recently the scanner had to go back to Uniden for a repair that …

2021-09-24 This is another formation weekend - the second part of a church history survey course. Reading …

2021-09-10 Tickseed Beggar-ticks

2021-09-10 White-marked Tussock Moth caterpillar

2021-09-08 Last step in the formal graduate admissions process is the interview, which has now been scheduled. …

2021-09-02 Passionflower, one of our state symbols

2021-08-29 First formation weekend complete. A thousand years or so of church history in a weekend (not …

2021-08-15 Fig tree is showing some fruit! It’s grown like crazy this year - easily over 7’ as of today. I …

2021-08-03 Took a small break from studying to dip into Emergence Vol 1 and devoured Winds of Awe and Fear by …

2021-08-01 Beautiful mild afternoon with low humidity here. Chipotle chicken on the grill for tacos. Praise God …

2021-07-28 I am flexing some essay-writing muscles I haven’t had to use for 30+ years, and this as part of the …

2021-07-25 We attended the first formal meeting last night in the diaconate formation program. It was great to …

2021-07-23 Jumping spiders - new phone does pretty well with macro stuff

2021-07-23 Amazing bit of music here: Voodoo Child on a clavinet with a whammy bar. As described! (h/t …

2021-07-21 We’ve welded together Loki and Lovecraft Country over here. Don’t try to change our …

2021-07-20 Sunset cumulus, adjusted slightly 📷

2021-07-20 Poolside reading

2021-07-20 As usual, I overthought this completely. curl https://micro.blog/micropub -d “h=entry” …

2021-07-20 For clarity - I’ve been happy with the iOS apps (micro.blog and sunlit), and tend to favor …

2021-07-20 Is anyone posting to micro.blog with a text editor or IDE-type tool? Before migrating, I used a …

2021-07-19 Re-reading: The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods by A.G. Sertillanges, OP 📚

2021-07-19 John of the Cross and detachment

2021-07-18 It’s Sunday, which means something is going on the grill. Today that thing is paella. We use a …

2021-07-16 Fox kits

2021-07-16 Fox kits

2021-07-16 Fox kits

2021-07-16 I have a .edu e-mail address again after 30 years. Also a Moodle account! And the syllabus for my …

2021-07-12 Currently reading: Agency by William Gibson 📚

2021-07-08 Wild blackberries are coming in strong. We picked a bunch the other day and turned them into …

2021-07-07 What fun! Thanks, @jean!!

2021-07-04 Necessity being the mother of invention and all that, I fired up rtl_433 and a couple of really …

2021-06-27 Currently reading: The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross (includes The Ascent of Mount …

2021-06-27 Someone posted a Spotify playlist that neatly approximates the big AOR station of my Atlanta …

2021-06-25 These just went on the grill - dry brined overnight, then covered in an apricot glaze. I’m using …

2021-06-25 Late June

2021-06-14 And we're (nearly) off!

2021-06-08 This, that, and the other.

2021-06-08 Three sisters

2021-06-03 Currently reading: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore 📚

2021-06-01 Currently reading: A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn 📚

2021-05-27 Beautiful summer cumulus

2021-05-26 The Church Forests of Ethiopia

2021-05-22 Nice! Emergence Magazine vol 1 is back in stock! ✅ Ordered

2021-05-15 My seeds came early so I was able to get started on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The corn is in, …

2021-05-13 Foxes and suchlike

2021-05-12 Oxeye Daisies

2021-05-11 Stonecrop

2021-05-10 Corn, Bean, and Squash

2021-05-08 Mulberries and whatnot

2021-05-05 Charisms

2021-05-04 Currently reading: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer 📚

2021-04-30 Long Hunter State Park hike

2021-04-29 Grand news!

2021-04-24 It’s raining today so I’m building the raised beds in the garage. They’ll eventually be moved …

2021-04-18 Currently reading: How to Read Water: Clues and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea by Gooley, Tristan …

2021-04-16 …and the vineyard (lol) is also done for now.

2021-04-16 First peony has opened!

2021-04-15 Got the grape trellises in. I’ll do the wire tomorrow and maybe plant the pair of vines on Sunday. …

2021-04-06 Beautiful morning for a 5K. Negative splits, too! I’ll take that any day of the week.

2021-04-02 Expanding our orchard! Today we picked up a pair of Arkansas Black apple trees, along with a …

2021-03-30 Currently reading: Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri 📚

2021-03-25 First pawpaw blooms!

2021-03-22 Swarm trap

2021-03-22 Top-bar hive

2021-03-19 For the perpetual excuse of Adam for his fall — “My little Eve, God bless her, did beguile me …

2021-03-18 Dick Hoyt, RIP

2021-03-16 Currently reading: Stories of the Old South by Ben Forkner 📚

2021-03-13 …which means ‘Sent’

2021-03-11 Liliana Porter

2021-02-28 Keeping the World in Being

2021-02-25 Come, let us reason together.

2021-02-24

2021-02-23 Tonight I teach the contraception and IVF session for RCIA. Should be a good one. We did it last …

2021-02-22 In this big family, Daft Punk’s music was something that every single person could get behind …

2021-02-21 Currently reading: Photographically Speaking by David duChemin 📚

2021-02-20 I don’t think I’ve heard anything as lovely as the sound of all this snow and ice melting all around …

2021-02-20 Beware the pogonip!

2021-02-19 Today's birds

2021-02-19 The bicolored redwings I saw yesterday are much more likely be females of the ‘standard’ …

2021-02-18 Been eyeballing the bird feeder and have spotted some bicolor red-winged blackbirds. Sibley says …

2021-02-18 No barbecuing today I guess.

2021-02-16

2021-02-16 View from inside…this is my amateur radio antenna.

2021-02-16 Thwack

2021-02-13 “The Barbarian hopes — and that is the mark of him, that he can have his cake and eat it too.He will …

2021-02-02 Elderberry cuttings are coming along nicely

2021-02-01 Currently reading: John Cassian, The institutes by John Cassian 📚

2021-01-30 Tonight’s tasting selections…

2021-01-25 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, …

2021-01-21 I've been thinking a bit about the HBO series The Leftovers recently, probably because part of the …

2021-01-19 I never understood the QAnon stuff. For me, big conspiracies tend to assume a level of competence …

2021-01-18 Currently reading: Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton 📚 On deck: The Holy Week volume of Benedict …

2021-01-15 A list of text-heavy sites I visit regularly: Text-only NPR Drudge Readspike news aggregator …

2021-01-15 A reminder: social media is not the Internet, and you can use the latter without the former pretty …

2021-01-14 The Christmas Feast is already a fading memory, And already the mind begins to be vaguely aware Of …

2021-01-12 The Real Deep State

2021-01-11 Is it just me, or is half the fun of a new book finding the next things to read in the footnotes?

2021-01-07 A Little Office for Evening Prayer

2021-01-06 Guardini on virtue

2021-01-01 Happy New Year, everyone!

2020-12-31 Last few books of 2020 are arriving today: Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer, Merton on contemplative …

2020-12-28 Rachel

2020-12-28 Monday thoughts

2020-12-24 Quite a temperature drop over 24 hours…

2020-12-10 Currently reading: Learning the Virtues: That Lead You to God by Romano Guardini 📚

2020-12-10 Merton

2020-12-01 Calculating Christmas

2020-12-01 A politics of conversion

2020-11-30 Currently reading: Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict XVI 📚. So short I’ll have to pace it at …

2020-11-27 Books and thoughts on Lectio

2020-11-26 Race day!

2020-11-19 This is powerful, powerful stuff.

2020-11-17 Building Bridges, Made for Love

2020-11-13 The mint has grown back so I guess it’s mojitos in November. The cold will be here for good at some …

2020-11-09 RIP Rabbi Sacks

2020-11-07 It’s 75 here today so we’re barbecuing and hanging around outside. Winter will get here when it gets …

2020-11-06 Sunny window nap

2020-11-02 Merton prays

2020-10-29 Currently reading: Compensating the Sales Force, Third Edition: A Practical Guide to Designing …

2020-10-27 Ongoing gratitude

2020-10-19 Books...

2020-10-18 Political homelessness

2020-10-14 Low blow, Amazon. Low blow. Holiday wishbook? Chock full of toys?

2020-10-14

2020-10-11 Pickling and fermenting

2020-10-07 Working my way through Fratelli Tutti

2020-10-01 Running haunt

2020-09-29 What sort of thing?

2020-09-29 TU 599 TN 04

2020-09-23 Deus in adiutorium meum intende

2020-09-09 Oh happy day!

2020-09-06 Waxing gibbous cat

2020-09-05 Two briskets rubbed down and ready for the smoker tomorrow. Mesquite at the ready. Weather looking …

2020-09-04 We just found a baby snapping turtle on our back patio. This was a surprise, since there aren’t any …

2020-09-02 More on discernment

2020-08-31 Maxfield Parrish evening

2020-08-31 Early into Cassian's Conferences

2020-08-29 St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

2020-08-29 Approaching wall cloud, NW Arkansas

2020-08-26 What is gained by fasting is less than what is spent on anger

2020-08-26 Have you ever seen a pawpaw tree? Now you have. Pawpaws are a fruit tree native to North America and …

2020-08-25 An amateur naturalist's favorite mobile apps

2020-08-25 Walker Percy

2020-08-24 Migrating from jekyll

2020-08-24 Cicada

2020-07-02 June Update

2020-05-26 The Life You Save

2020-05-07 Sarah, Conrad, and St. Catherine of Siena

2020-04-09 Good Friday

2020-03-27 St. Benedict in quarantine

2020-03-20 More on silence

2020-03-05 Cardinal Sarah on Silence

2020-02-09 After acedia

2020-01-28 Rediscovering acedia

2020-01-17 New year, new books

2019-12-05 Tanquerey on Love

2019-11-19 Thomistic Christology

2019-11-02 Books

2019-10-05 Maturity

2019-09-21 Thoughts

2019-09-05 September

2019-08-21 Maus

2019-07-19 Scripture with the Fathers

2019-07-08 RCIA, Yeats

2019-06-19 Be Local

2019-06-16 Nothing where there was something

2019-05-29 Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

2019-05-12 A Rabbi Talks With Jesus

2019-04-23 The Wisdom of the Desert

2019-04-21 Going to the Dead

2019-04-10 chmod 0444 twitter

2019-03-31 Origen

2019-03-24 The Beatitudes

2019-03-23 Symbol or Substance?

2019-03-11 Switching Books

2019-03-07 A bit on prayer

2019-03-03 The Lonely Man of Faith

2019-02-19 Stability

2019-02-14 Meeting People

2019-02-13 Seeking counsel

2019-01-30 1 Samuel 15:3

2019-01-28 The Leftovers

2018-12-30 New Year's Eve

2018-11-18 Update

2018-10-16 Choosing Books

2018-10-14 A Grammar of Assent

2018-10-10 The Liturgical Year

2018-10-09 ...amid the twilight of the present

2018-10-03 Newman on Faith and Reason

2018-09-25 von Balthasar

2018-06-29 June Update

2018-02-25 Lent

2018-02-08 Learning

2018-01-29 Arduino stuff

2018-01-07 Happy January

2017-12-21 Hiatus due to bugs

2017-12-09 /AE, MacIntyre on Aristotle on friendship

2017-11-21 Antenna update

2017-11-14 Athens, Rome, and Jerusalem

2017-11-12 CQ CONTEST, Man as gift

2017-11-10 Back on the air and ready to run

2017-09-19 Music For Sweating

2017-09-13 Digital Woes, Weapons of Math Destruction, JP2

2017-08-21 Smol Update

2017-07-23 Pieper and Sheed

2017-06-21 On Justice

2017-06-18 Honey Time

2017-06-04 And Then There Was One

2017-05-11 Bees

2017-03-26 Weekend Recap

2017-03-14 Radio and Bees

2017-03-01 Further EARCHI work...

2017-02-27 Earache My Eye

2017-02-19 Something completely different

2017-02-11 Digital modes, continued

2017-02-02 Digital Modes

2017-01-31 Ham and Bees

2017-01-14 More victory

2017-01-12 Victory

2017-01-11 Bleargh

2017-01-09 Antennas and whatnot

2017-01-03 Putting the Amateur...

2016-12-04 Reclaiming Advent

2016-08-30 Eberstadt

2016-08-24 Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society

2016-08-21 Early stage status report?

2016-04-17 My Sheep Hear My Voice

2016-03-12 Lazarus

2016-02-13 Into the desert

2016-02-08 ...and unto dust thou shalt return

2016-02-01 Restoration

2016-01-22 Reactions

2016-01-20 Take, eat

2016-01-19 But they remained silent

2016-01-17 Silence

2016-01-15 Humility and Charity

2016-01-13 The healing of the leper

2016-01-10 Finding a way to the mother

2016-01-09 Into the waters

2016-01-07 The genealogies of Christ