Orbiting Dicta

 
 
 
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Like the disciples on the hillside, we are left wondering about Jesus' ascent into heaven. Did he go up into the sky? Is heaven someplace up above the clouds, somewhere over the rainbow, perhaps? Or are we still looking in the wrong place, as the angel said?  Read more...

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Every time history repeats itself the price goes up. —Anonymous



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Fridgecat
Cairo continues to watch over me. Here he is checking the fridge for possible intruders.
Recent Blog Posts
Back in the US after several months in Lebanon and Ireland, I haven't found it hard to figure out why people abroad worry about the political process here, specifically how anyone could seriously support the presidential candidacy of Donald J. Trump. In the English-speaking area (Greater Britain and Ireland), he is perceived as a raffish buffoon, a blowhard with a grotesquely inflated ego who has somehow managed to lure millions of angry, mainly white voters into his camp despite a series of monumental gaffes, lies, and outrageous misinterpretations of the world situation. In a couple of cases, I had to argue that he was not simply a stooge somehow planted by the Democrats to assure Hillary Clinton’s election.   Read more...
If Senator Bernie Sanders can’t calm down his avid and angry fans, he could do down in history as the man who elected Donald Trump president. Hillary Clinton may not be the ideal candidate, but as presidential timber, she’s many board feet ahead of the competition.   Read more...
It began at 7:30 on the morning of July 1st, 1916, on the western front along the Somme River at multiple points centering on Thiepval Ridge, where the great cemetery and memorial now stand. The battle lasted over four months with no substantial advantage to either side but at the cost of more lives lost and men wounded than in any war of the western world to date. Over a million soldiers were either killed or wounded.   Read more...
The Exit Referendum is the most important decision regarding the European Union of the last twenty years and from all accounts, likely to be the worst. David Cameron’s decision to hold the referendum to please UKip and Tory backbenchers on the heels of a fledgling economic recovery following the debacles of the previous decade was a ploy to hold onto the reins of power, but will no doubt enter the history books as a monumental miscalculation.   Read more...
Recent Publications
The new revised edition of The Spirituality of the Celtic Saints is now available from New Priory Press.

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