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Mars 2020 Mission Launched

I watched NASA’s Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter take off at 6:50 this morning, 11:50 UTC. (July 30, 2020) If I heard coverage of the launch correctly, it wasn’t perfect. The Atlas V took off a few milliseconds early. A … Continue reading

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Changing My Daily Prayers

I read David Torkington’s “The Resolution to end all Resolutions” and started a new prayer routine three years ago. My starting point was Lauds and Vespers from Liturgy of the hours. Don’t be too impressed. Lauds was recognizable after my … Continue reading

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Ghosts?

Whether or not I believe in ghosts depends on what’s meant by “believe in” and “ghosts.” And how I see myself, for that matter. I’ll be talking about ghosts and why I think seances are a bad idea. Also, briefly, … Continue reading

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Prayer Routine: Month Four

It’s about four months since I started a new daily prayer routine. (February 19, 2017) I sometimes forget the morning set, but not often. Having a printout of both sets next to my keyboard helps. The evening prayers are another … Continue reading

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