Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sarum Compilation

Some time ago, I took on the project of compiling a complete Sarum missal in English from the translation of Canon Warren (which uses Prayer Book style English) and the biblical readings from the King James Bible. The problem with … Continue reading

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Totalitarianism via Corporate Management

I don’t have a lot of experience of the corporate world. I work for it by translating stuff from French into English, and I sup with the Devil with the very long spoon of the internet and e-mail. Occasionally, an … Continue reading

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Trump and Clinton

This is one last comment on the American electoral fever, since I found a few characters in films that bore an uncanny resemblance to the two horses in the race. Donald Trump I was watching Goldfinger a few days ago, … Continue reading

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Solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short

In such condition [human nature without government], there is no place for industry; because the fruit thereof is uncertain: and consequently no culture of the earth; no navigation, nor use of the commodities that may be imported by sea; no … Continue reading

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Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) needs no introduction as a Romantic composer whose output is quite phenomenal. He continues to be rediscovered in the musical world, and many of his works were published as late as the 1960’s. Because of … Continue reading

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Forbidding Cliffs

I look at Fr Z’s blog exceedingly rarely, but I was curious to see if he had any comment on the deteriorating situation between Washington and Moscow via Damascus. I found none, only various topics of interest to some Roman … Continue reading

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Inextricable

As happens most days, I received a circular e-mail with a link to A Possibility of Continuity? on the interminable discussion on Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) issued last April. Before beginning this posting, I resolved to … Continue reading

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