Thursday, May 23, 2002

Where Secular Journalists Get Their Sources, courtesy of Tim Drake
Jay Nordlinger brings up Cuban dissident Armando Valladares, of whom I've never heard.

Monday, May 20, 2002

My Introduction to Legal Processes class is progressing at a rather slovenly pace. First, my professor is more aghast that the class has not heard of Monty Python, than that she herself has never heard of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel. Second, we watched a documentary about porn today, featuring graphic samples, and I didn't have the courage to walk out. Sigh. More insubstantial velleity.
Here's some of my commentary on Free Republic that will soon be lost down the memory hole.

Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Just finished up Peter Brown's excellent biography of St. Augustine of Hippo, two weeks late for my seminar final project. Regardless, it was a welcome read, and in the passing of the years since its 1967 publish date Professor Brown seems to have toned down his portrait of Augustine the Incorrigible Authoritarian. Alas, I do not have the most recent edition.
A velleity is the smallest movement of the will; I've started this blog in the hopes that my velleities will eventually compile into something more substantive, like a wish.

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