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A Rift in the Earth

A few weeks ago we finished reading A Rift in the Earth:  Art, Memory, and the Fight for the Vietnam War Memorial by James Reston, Jr.  The author gives an excellent narrative of the controversy caused by the blind competition … Continue reading

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The Mace and Commencement 2018

Every year I get to see a photo of myself carrying the mace into commencement, often with the commencement speaker immediately ahead of me in the procession.  See at the bottom of this entry for a photo of myself with … Continue reading

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Thirteen Days in September

We are currently reading Lawrence Wright’s Thirteen Days in September: The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace about the Camp David Accords between Egypt and Israel reached in 1978.  Wright as usual tells a good story.  In 2007 we … Continue reading

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To Light a Fire on the Earth

We are currently reading Bishop Robert Barron’s To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age.  The book is co-authored by John Allen.  We have read a couple of books by John Allen previously at … Continue reading

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American Sweepstakes

A few days ago we began Kevin Flynn’s American Sweepstakes: How One Small State Bucked the Church, the Feds, and the Mob to Usher in the Lottery Age.  Given that the small state in question is our very own New … Continue reading

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Chiefs of Staff

Given all the news about chiefs of staff at the national level, and even regarding the appointment of a chief of staff for the president of Saint Anselm College, we have been reading a timely book at table, Chris Whipple’s … Continue reading

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Fifth Year Anniversary of Abbot Mark’s Election

In honor of the fifth year of Abbot Mark Cooper’s election as the fifth abbot of Saint Anselm Abbey, I thought I would repost the joyous video of the monastic community’s procession into the abbey church when it became public … Continue reading

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