Monthly Archives: January 2010

>Orhan Pamuk

>“Four years after I first left Istanbul, while traveling through the endless steppes, snow-covered mountains and melancholy cities of Persia, carrying letters and collecting taxes, I admitted to myself that I was slowly forgetting the face of the childhood love … Continue reading

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>A Knife at the Opera

>Swedish electronic duo The Knife is releasing an opera in March (read more here). If the whole thing is anything like this 11 minute preview track, I’m very interested. http://fairtilizer.com/track/77288?fairplayer=small

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>WRL: The Brothers Karamazov

>”before going to sleep, he threw himself down on his knees and prayed for a long time. In his ardent prayer, he did not ask God to explain his confusion to him, but only thirsted for joyful tenderness, the same … Continue reading

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>Wright on Paul’s View of the After Life

>”Why then does Paul speak of the new body as being ‘in the heaven’? Does this not mean that he thinks of Christians simply ‘going to heaven’ after their death? No. This is one of the passages which have supplied … Continue reading

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>Intelli on Espresso

>Here’s a great video from Intelligentsia about espresso, which was recently brought to my attention by Hermitudinous. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8709313&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=ffffff&fullscreen=1 Espresso, Intelligentsia from Department of the 4th Dimension on Vimeo.

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>I may not exist right now

>I tried to get a new driver’s license and social security card yesterday. Epic fail on both accounts. This was largely because I got city hall (pictured) confused with the court house, which closed before I could get there. Silly, … Continue reading

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>Lost and Still Not Found

>I lost my wallet yesterday. There’s a possibility it was stolen. The contents: Assorted cash Driver’s License Debit Card Social Security Card (yes, I know, one is not suppose to carry this in their wallet, a little late for that … Continue reading

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>Bicycle Commuting as Polemic

> Warning: This post could come across as pretentious. At 19 degrees with patches of snow to avoid, today was a pretty challenging commute. I’ve basically passed the point that I think I’m saving the world by commuting via bicycle. … Continue reading

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No Cassettes

As a (mostly) traffic law abiding bicycle commuter, I do not necessarily condone reckless cycling in heavy traffic. Regardless, this footage is quite impressive. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8434181&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 NO CASSETTES (JASON CLARY) TRAILER from FonsecaFilms on Vimeo.

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>Sojournings: Philippians 1

>After some advice from my roommate to avoid the difficult Greek of Ephesians, I’ve decided to translate/study the book of Philippians. Today I was working through the first chapter in English and was unexpectedly moved to tears by what Paul … Continue reading

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