Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Pope’s Message

He is the first Pope to follow St. Francis.  His posture is one of poverty, humility, and forgiveness.  He does not seek to promote authority for anyone, hence his position on women priests.  Nothing that he has said recently seems … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Manning

I’m not that familiar with the details of the case, but it abstractly raises some issues that I consider worthy of reflection. The first thought is about the “Aiding the Enemy charge”.  What right does anyone have, to impose their … Continue reading

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The Long View – Angles and Sides

I toyed around with the idea of some physics astronomy calculations, trying to read some of Newton’s original works where he figures out that the moon is being subject to the same force as an apple.  They were pretty obscure … Continue reading

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Health

Imhotep He who comes in peace After a week with 2 to 3 times daily application of topical antibiotic (Mupirocin 2%) and keeping the wound uncovered (dry),  the wound is finally healing up.  I got some more insulin yesterday, and … Continue reading

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Cambridge Honors and Nobility: A New Prince

Welcoming a new little one to the world.  There have been several royal changes recently, Qatar and Belgium, but the baby gets all of the attention.  Prayers for some privacy, too. Royalty reflects to some extent privilege.  Its existence in … Continue reading

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Numbers: هدية لكم، من لي

Ok.  I’m feeling a little sheepish here.  If you look at the words for numbers, the Hebrew and Arabic translations for the days of the week are very close.  Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5 and … Continue reading

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Wound Healing

I’m a little worried about this one.  I hurt my right foot with a blister by wearing shoes without socks and a shoe lace that was too short last July 4, 2013.  Two weeks later, it has not healed, and … Continue reading

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The Halls of Egypt

I struggled a little more with trying to read some Arabic, eventually I think coming to the conclusion that the first word of the text I was trying to translate meant Baraak – something like the U.S. President’s name – … Continue reading

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Writing Tools

Part of my visit to the Museum included an Islamic art exhibit where I noted five interesting relics.  First, a 5000 year old Ibex, that gives evidence for a long history of the mastery of metal-extraction and metal-working. A little … Continue reading

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Mandela Day

I said some prayers for Mandela’s health, and watched the international space station honor him in space.  I had wanted to do my 67 minutes of charity to honor him, but locally, the scene was not organized enough to offer … Continue reading

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