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Life New Zealand The Decline

Scrapbook.

I am more of a fan of Israel than my Israeli coworker (who describes them as a fascist state) but I do acknowledge that there is a state called Israel. NZ Immigration calls it Palestine on official documents. The Israelis are not amused. As most Arabs will tell you, only a fool pisses off the […]

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Life

Daybook.

Adam Piggot linked to an article about John Hughes, and speculates how and if you could make his movies today. John was a conservative, working in a more homogeneous society. John and I never bothered to talk much about our politics. What we did talk about was the 20th century’s dominant scrambled egghead bien pensant […]

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Lectionary

19 July 19

46 And Mary said:“My soul exalts the Lord,47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.48 “For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave;For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed.49 “For the Mighty One has done great things for me;And holy is His name.50 “And His mercy is upon generation […]