Category: Social Trends

I met a smile on my way…

Imperturbable smiles are pitiable things, somewhat reminiscent of the Little Prince’s rose who took naive delight in her four thorns, unjustifiably proud of the one thing that made her vulnerable—and laughable; or of Voltaire’s Candide always optimistically re-interpreting the facts...

/ April 3, 2008

What’s So Bad About Immodesty?

The Sword and the Shaving Brush Towards a Biblical understanding of fashion By Timothy Bartel Part VIII – What’s So Bad About Immodesty? This incarnational approach can now be applied to the second problem of fashion, that of modesty. If...

/ March 11, 2008

Looking Back To See The Future

There are two ways to see the future. One is to receive a vision of all time and all reality. The other is to study the past for patterns that are timeless. The first is granted to only a tiny...

/ January 2, 2008

Why Are We So Busy? (Suspicions of Big Business III)

Lately, I’ve blogged about big business and some potential problems including the way people misplace their desire for fulfillment into corporate success and the cultural problems caused by large organizations. Now, I want to focus on the overwhelming busyness of...

/ September 3, 2006

quotations on wealth – Intelligent views on money from Jesus, Jeff Buckley, The Beatles, Plato, Dante Alighieri, Boethius, Aristotle, & Lucan

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do...

/ May 25, 2006

On the Quill

Mark Olson at Pseudo-Polymath offers this reflection on the virtues of the quill: A good fountain pen has finely engraved metal, is machined to fine tolerances, and writes smoothly and well. I still find it amazing for instance, that the...

/ February 25, 2005