The “Half-Mile”: recap-ing questions #026 – 050 that made the cut.

Well, reached that halfway point of 100 questions I initially wanted to ask and get answers to. But I'm such a curious nutcase that I'm likely to make it 1000 easy (already got a notebook of 300+ more to tackle as topics, so why not?). So, for easier perusal, I'm providing the links to #026 … Continue reading The “Half-Mile”: recap-ing questions #026 – 050 that made the cut.

(Sigh) Another sad event in the world that’s not a blip on American news…

(Photo Credit: abc.net.au) I think I'd seen the word "Myanmar" occasionally the past few months, but not enough to know why it was in the news. I had to remind myself Myanmar's a country in Southeast Asia, known previously as Burma, east of Bangladesh. And they've had some bad ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity … Continue reading (Sigh) Another sad event in the world that’s not a blip on American news…

#050–What do flat-Earthers have to say about the trade winds and doldrums, or round the world air travel?

This one hit me when I was dozing in and out this morning. I guess I need to look at a map by flat earthers to get the idea--but I'm seeing several different ones at a glance as it is. You know, there's something odd about this flat-earth thing, namely that it exists in the … Continue reading #050–What do flat-Earthers have to say about the trade winds and doldrums, or round the world air travel?

Joyeux Noel, the film that shows humanity and Peace on Earth in the most inhumane, not-peaceful situation.

I love this film. But I love it so much that I have to have a specific time and environment to watch it in for Christmas. Just hearing the music and knowing what I'm going to see puts a lump in my throat every time. This year, it will happen when dad finally goes to … Continue reading Joyeux Noel, the film that shows humanity and Peace on Earth in the most inhumane, not-peaceful situation.

The Paradiso (The Divine Comedy #3), by Dante Alighieri, trans. by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My Copy: 9781593083175 (image from bn.com) I heard before that The Paradiso is the great one, just overshadowed by the more famous The Inferno. It's the one that is uplifting and fantastic in its vision and whatnot. There's much more action in this one than in The Purgatorio, in the sense of description and all. … Continue reading The Paradiso (The Divine Comedy #3), by Dante Alighieri, trans. by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Truth Stranger than Fiction: Father Henson’s Story of His Own Life, by Josiah Henson

My copy: 9781435108387 (image from abebooks.com) This particular work has sat on my shelf since I took my last Antebellum South class in school, but I hadn't had the chance to read it yet. I find it more spiritual than other runaway-slave narratives, and it's relatively short. You'd have to be from another planet (or … Continue reading Truth Stranger than Fiction: Father Henson’s Story of His Own Life, by Josiah Henson

The Purgatorio (The Divine Comedy #2), by Dante Alighieri, trans. by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My Copy: 9781593082192 (image from amazon.com) Well, after The Inferno, I was curious how the rest of Dante the Pilgrim's journey was to play out. Maybe it's because The Inferno is so well known in comparison, but I was a bit disappointed with this one. The Purgatorio is the continuation of Dante and his guide, … Continue reading The Purgatorio (The Divine Comedy #2), by Dante Alighieri, trans. by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow