THE MUSEUM OF JURASSIC TECHNOLOGY

From wikipedia: “The Museum of Jurassic Technology is an educational institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the public appreciation of the lower jurassic. Located at 9341 Venice Boulevard in the Palms district of Los Angeles, California, the Museum holds a specialized repository of relics and artifacts evoking some of the more obscure and […]

JUST SAY YES TO NO!: THE SPIRITUALITY OF IMPERFECTION

I’ve been pondering a quote about St. Thérèse of Lisieux from Ida Friederike Görres biography, The Hidden Face: “[S]he rejected all ascetic efforts which were directed not towards God but toward one’s own perfection.” I, for one, have a way of trying to be perfectly accommodating, perfectly forgiving, perfectly available, perfectly responsive which is somehow not […]

BUT WHO BELIEVES POETS?: THE LIFE AND WORK OF CARLO CARRETTO

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I’ve always loved Carlo Carretto’s Letters from the Desert. Autobiographical info about him online is sketchy, but apparently Carretto (1910-1988) was working to spread the social justice message of the Gospels in and around fascist Italy when he felt the desert call, burned his address book, and set out for the Sahara. […]