I am sitting in the hotel lobby, where the internet is, and a young couple are arguing about going somewhere — but everything closes soon. At 4 PM. (Which is when I will be back in the conference) As if the life of Venice is not in the people but…

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My good papist colleague would be offended and pleased. Because, today, between dealing with the crowds in Venice, I ducked into a church for prayer and there was the daily mass on, so I stayed. Relax. I did not partake. I’m Reformed: besides my Italian is appalling (I could follow…

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I have blogged, daily, without fail,for about two years. But today this could have been broken. It is about 8 PM Venice time, and I am reading the lectionary for the 26th March. I last posted at 7 am NZ time on March 25. It has taken me thirty hours…

Read More Divisions and streaks (Travel day one) [Ps 133, Jn 10]

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Over the last week I have been rather grumpy on this blog. I generally try to comment around the text. And the text remains Jeremiah, who is scathing when it comes to the priests and prophets of his time. He is preaching the destruction of the first temple: for idolatry,…

Read More Sheep to not care about their title. And cat photo. [Jn 10]

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One of the thing that is happening in the west is that we are neither marrying nor breeding. We have dissolved the fundamental tenet of marriage since the beginning of he agricultural revolution — predating the laws of Moses, but to the time of patriarchs: that love is all in.…

Read More Clans, quivers, hope [Ps 127]

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The left are moving towards disappearing down a rabbit hole to be lost to any function and utility. There is a cost of being leftist: at present it is a form of conspicuous consumption: you are bright enough, you have enough geek points, to deliberately handicap yourself and still succeed.…

Read More SJW activism as conspicuous consumption

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Karma is a lie. Karma, the sense that what happens to you is just recompense for what you have done or what your parents have done, is part of our sense of justice. It is a clear part of Eastern Religion: the observation that reflective men have made in trouble…

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