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Independence Day Bubbles

We brought two mixes: 1gal “classic” BLM (link) and 1gal HECP (link) with modifications: a.) BLM boil-mix method of powder + 300g water; a.) 120g, not 180g for Dawn 3x Ultra. See comments here: (link); b.) HEC was purchased a year ago through Amazon; “Eisen-Golden Laboratories” is what’s on the label. Scant Google results. I […]

I’m so Hidden Valley

…you can catch me out in Rivendell // You didn’t go to Cali, so you can burn with Ken’s in dressin’ Hell🔥

DIY VR Headset


Pandora: . Windows down, AC on full blast, summertime jams For slowing down For lyricism Makes kids fall asleep instantly in the car Kids music + SFW bands that won’t drive you nuts When it’s time to do cardio When it’s time to do High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) When it’s time to dig for […]

Traffic Babble

A car swerved in front of me this morning, at five miles per hour, edging out advantage one car length at a time I thought, robotically, “I hope you’re happy with that decision.” After one hundred mindless repeats of this scene I came to the emptiness of my words and so uncovered the truth in them, […]

Mathematics Links Quantum Encryption and Black Holes | Space.com

A group of researchers from Switzerland and Canada, led by Frédéric Dupuis, showed that it’s possible to encode large messages with relatively small quantum encryption keys, which are keys made up of subatomic particles or photons. But the result implies something else: If someone could pull out information that is encrypted quantum mechanically in a […]

Virginia Wedding Invitations

Vellum & Copper.

Tuesday Morning

New track. Hopefully I’ll hear some lyrics on it after Rich Jones does some work on it.

Million Dollar App Idea

Migratesong   Migratesong syncs, say, the scotts.com bird identifier based on zip code, to an archive of birdsongs (such as weBIRD or birdjam) while tracking your location. For each species of bird, there are a version or two of the different songs which each bird makes (alert, mating, etc.). Once installed, the app will automatically change […]

Dietrich von Hildebrand submission

A submission for a book cover project that I did with Mark. They didn’t pick us.

Why the Benedictines?

The Benedictines… because that’s where I landed after Wabash. I got a job in the monastery, and I blended in. It was serendipitous and a crap shoot, but I can honestly say the Franciscans, Dominicans and Jesuits never interested me much. On the other hand, the Benedictine reform orders– Carthusians and Cistercians– and the Carmelites form the […]

Costume & Humility

From Costume of Prelates of the Catholic Church, According to Roman Etiquette (Classic Reprint) by John Abel Felix Prosper Nainfa: “…the Prelate is reciprocally bound to make his dignity known by wearing the proper costume. Owing to personal sentiments of humility, one may sometimes be opposed to this solemn display; but the example given by great […]

Doppelgänger of the Day

Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop from Keiichi Matsuda on Vimeo.   But they looked clunkier than the pair spotted on the subway in the picture taken, by passenger Noah Zerkin who posted it on Twitter today. Zerkin describes himself as a “wearable computing and augmented reality enthusiast/hardware prototyper,” but told Twitter that he had got into […]

The ITC’s ‘Perspectives, Principles, and Criteria’ & The Exemplary Theology It Points To

The ITC’s recent document Theology Today: Perspectives, Principles and Criteria is a symbol of a major milestone for the Synod of Bishops, who have been pouring time and effort into the International Theological Commission since it was proposed in 1967.  Like the Synod, it was meant to cultivate the collegial experience of the bishops. At […]

Clean desk

Augustine’s use of signs regarding the Incarnation and the Church in De Doctrina Christiana I-II

The discussion of signs in the first two books of De Doctrina Christiana is only possible because of two events in human history: The Incarnation and the foundation of the Church[1] (Mt 16:18). From them, Augustine derives the ability to talk about signification of things and events in scripture, not devoid of inherent meaning, but […]

New Media Dump

Green Thumb Brewing

Logo prototype I’m working on for my Uncle Richard and Noah. Worked with their minimal tumblr theme.

Forrst is a community for developers and designers – Forrst

I have been working on a new blog page for the monks. I came across Forrst while digging through book-style wordpress themes, and I ended up gleaning inspiration on a text commentary front end that I’ve been working on as well. Looks like the inspiration stops at the login screen. Membership involves a liminal phase, […]

The Thomas Massie Story

This guy is my hero and role model.   From MIT Entrepreneur to Tea Party Leader: The Thomas Massie Story | Xconomy.

What do ancient Greek poet Homer and today’s hip-hop artists have in common? | The Hip Hop Odyssey

From the Brookland Listserv: More than you might think. Find out by coming to hear Brett Rogers discuss From Homer to Hip-Hop at the Watha T. Daniel Library this Wednesday at 7 PM.  Participants will discuss how Homer and various Greek poets are, despite their distance in history, very similar to all sorts of modern storytellers and […]

Diachronic 2.0 (mp3) – Dropbox

Listen to a mix-of-a-mix I did for my neighbor. Play it loud. Diachronic 2.0 (mp3) – Dropbox.

Matthew 26:24 Commentary

The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. It can seem like ‘harsh words’ at first glance– here the savior of the world is saying that […]

Matthew 6 & Haydock Commentary

5 Et cum oratis, non eritis sicut hypocritæ qui amant in synagogis et in angulis platearum stantes orare, ut videantur ab hominibus: amen dico vobis, receperunt mercedem suam. 6 Tu autem cum oraveris, intra in cubiculum tuum, et clauso ostio, ora Patrem tuum in abscondito: et Pater tuus, qui videt in abscondito, reddet tibi. Jesus’ […]

To-do list

This is a list I’ve had in my wallet for the past three years. Almost all of these are recommendations from others. I’ve found that the best stuff I’ve read has been because I’ve written down when someone tells me about it. The little strip of paper I’ve been writing all this down on is […]