Stranger Fruit

Archives for October, 2006

Friday Poem

On a Wedding AnniversaryDylan Thomas The sky is torn acrossThis ragged anniversary of twoWho moved for three years in tuneDown the long walks of their vows. Now their love lies a lossAnd Love and his patients roar on a chain;From every tune or craterCarrying cloud, Death strikes their house. Too late in the wrong rainThey…

The (non-Detroit) Lions

A few days back I mentioned the anatomically correct statues of lions that have created a bit of a stir here in Arizona. Remember? “[T]he lions are depicted raising their bottoms in the air, each with a ram trapped under it in what some perceive as a sexually suggestive pose.” Well inquiring minds want to…

I wish that I was made of stone

Wilkins has posted a poem about churches and mentioned that he goes into churches when he travels … as do I. My favorite poem about such – if you can count a Nick Cave lyric – is “Brompton Oratory”: Up those stone steps I climbHail this joyful day’s returnInto its great shadowed vault I goHail…

And it’s over

Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

This man, if you didn’t already know, is a musical genius, and in just under a month he releases Orphans, a three disk compilation of unreleased material. Already available online is the seven minute ditty “Road to Peace,” Waits’ take on the Middle East and the current administration.

Upcoming Design Conference

The C.S. Lewis Society is sponsoring the Evidence of Design conference upcoming in Florida (Nov 3rd + 4th) and featuring Walter Bradley, Paul Nelson and Tom Woodward. The goal? [To] thoroughly equip church members and leaders with generally non-technical, cutting-edge information. It will demonstrate practical steps to use design-evidence as a thoughtful bridge to skeptics…

$62,000 a win … is it worth it?

I’m no fan of pro football and only really watch the odd Monday night game (while relaxing after work) and the Super Bowl (if family are over). Last Monday I watched the Arizona Cardinals choke big-time against Chicago, the only Cardinals game I’ve watched in nearly thirteen years of living in Arizona. Today the 1-5…

No Surprises

Benedict is at it again: “Contemporary life gives pride of place to an artificial intelligence ever more enslaved to experimental tecnhiques [sic], thereby forgetting that all science should safeguard mankind and promote his tendency to authentic goodness.” “Letting yourself be seduced by discovery without paying attention to the criteria of a deeper vision could lead…

Science shall prevail

Via Afarensis … it was too good not to repost.