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Fan orthodoxy

We believe in one God the Father all powerful, maker of all things both seen and unseen. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only-begotten begotten from the Father, that is from the substance of the … Continue reading

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I cannot dance, O Lord by Aaron Jay Kernis

I didn’t get to see Tristan und Isolde at the Cleveland Orchestra, but I did go to their show about Divine Ecstasy, which included many different kinds of religious music. This was one of my favorites. I love good choral … Continue reading

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Dante and Virgil Meeting the Shades of Francesca da Rimini and Paolo by Ary Scheffer

This picture depicts a famous Canto from the Inferno.  Virgil takes Dante into Hell, and there he meets the souls of those being punished for sexual sins.  They are in a high circle of Hell, because St. Thomas Aquinas (whose … Continue reading

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Sunset Baby and the Audience’s Play

I saw Sunset Baby last night at Dobama Theatre, which bills itself as Cleveland’s Off Broadway Play.  They have a wonderful thrust stage theater and a reputation for taking risks in their repertoire.  They began their season with Sunset Baby … Continue reading

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The Role of Chance in History

Last week, the Brazil National Museum burned.  It is a tremendous loss, not only for Brazil, but for the world. As I thought about the loss, it reminded me of the role of chance in history.  Many of the artifacts … Continue reading

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The End of a Kerry — The Balance Beam Situation

We’ll always have all the empowerment. Yes, the longest nine months in the history of the human timeline (it was only NINE MONTHS) are finally over. The USOC has forced Kerry Perry to resign her position as CEO of USA … Continue reading

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Meditation on Irrational Thoughts Part 4

The idea that life proves awful, terrible, horrible or catastrophic when things do not go the way you would like them to go. Wow.  I definitely struggle with this one.  I tend to think that if something goes wrong, that … Continue reading

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