Mark Twain on the Coyote

The coyote is a long, slim, sick and sorry-looking skeleton, with a gray wolf-skin stretched over it, a tolerably bushy tail that forever sags down with a despairing expression of forsakenness and misery, a furtive and evil eye, and a long, sharp face, with slightly lifted lip and exposed teeth. He has a general slinking [Read more....]

 

If you have any doubt on the absurdity of evolution, just pay attention to how the notion is applied in everyday life. People speak incessantly — and usually in tones of awe — about how this or that is evolving or has evolved. The computer has evolved, we’re told, and it’s still evolving. So is [Read more....]

 

Southwest Airlines “flight attendant” (remember when they were stewards and stewardesses?) has a fun way of covering those odious flight instructions that nobody listens to.

 

A bird lands on the lead singer’s guitar — and inadvertently demonstrates that the band doesn’t need the guitar! Very cute video.

 
Beach House

I captured this image on Nantucket some years ago. The title “Beach House” comes from the nameplate on the door, underneath the cool lion’s head knocker — which you can see clearly in a full-sized print but not on this little thumbnail. Evidently, the owner’s name was Beach, but the structure itself is more grand [Read more....]

 

The difference between admonishing and rebuking another person lies in the distinction between teaching the correct way versus simply warning against the wrong way. A parent, for example, might rebuke a child for hitting a sibling, simply telling him not to do it again; or the parent may admonish the child, teaching him how to [Read more....]

 
Adventures with Minsc and Boo, Part 2

A few years ago, my buddy (whom I refer to as Minsc) and I undertook to explore the countless waterways in Rhode Island and Connecticut in a canoe. I have kept a journal of our excursions, and will occasionally post some of the highlights from it. We entered the Pawcatuck River near another abandoned mill, [Read more....]

 

I. WILT Thou forgive that sin where I begun, Which was my sin, though it were done before? Wilt Thou forgive that sin, through which I run, And do run still, though still I do deplore? When Thou hast done, Thou hast not done, For I have more. II. Wilt Thou forgive that sin which [Read more....]

 
Adventures with Minsc and Boo

A few years ago, my buddy George and I undertook to explore the countless waterways in Rhode Island and Connecticut by canoe. I have kept a journal of our excursions, and will occasionally post some of the highlights from it, illustrated by the high quality artwork which I scratched on blank pages. Suitable for framing. [Read more....]

 

If you’re a regular reader of my other blog, Pharaoh’s Magicians, you might be surprised at finding yourself here. That’s because Pharaoh has moved to this site; it’s no longer available at the former web address. I will continue to post about Gnosticism, evolution, and so forth on this site — but we’ll be doing [Read more....]

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