A wee bit here, a wee bit there

November 20, 2015

A few wee bits of note:

  • The recent Synod on the Family in Rome hasn’t, by and large, been a laughing matter, so this provides welcome comic relief.
  • Fr Longenecker, a long-time blogger at Standing on my Head, has recently launched a new blog: The Suburban Hermit. If you’ve an interest in things Benedictine, or like to look at old abbeys and read old books, it might be for you. Just today he wrote about our sort-of patroness, St Julian of Norwich.
  • Canada has a new Prime Minister, and he’s setting a new tone in international affairs.
  • Janet Cupo is planning to host an online book club during Advent this year; we’ll be reading Caryll Houselander’s The Reed of GodThere’s probably still time to get a copy if you’re interested; mine arrived in the mail today.
  • My day job, in part.
  • Wouldn’t it be great to have a school like this in your neighbourhood?
  • On a similar note: Russell Kirk on why one might want to learn Latin? I studied it for a year. Avis, avis, avis.
  • One possible reason: to realize more clearly that English is not normal.
  • Did you know there is an animal that can survive being dehydrated for 10 years, being kept at 200 degrees below freezing, and going to outer space? Meet the mightiest wee bit of them all: the tardigrade.

5 Responses to “A wee bit here, a wee bit there”

  1. Janet Says:

    Thanks so much for the link, Craig.

    AMDG

  2. Janet Says:

    Are you actually at the scene of that video or do you just do work in a lab or something?

    AMDG

  3. Janet Says:

    Well, the first thing I thought about tardigrades was that, of course, they can live in space with a name like that, and then the author of the piece actually mentioned Dr. Who, which was a funny coincidence.

    AMDG

  4. cburrell Says:

    Part of that video was actually filmed with my phone camera. I spend most of my time at a desk, but once in a while I get out to do something like that.

    I’ve never seen Dr Who, so I don’t think I understand the reference.

    • Janet Says:

      Well, he travels in a Tardis which is impervious to the conditions found in space.

      I wouldn’t mind having a job that occasionally sent out on the water.

      AMDG


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