Weekend 406.0

(1) Oregon bike tax is coming: Here are a few quirks in the law and how shops feel about it (BikePortland) (2) Lawrence Solomon: Ban the bike! How cities made a huge mistake in promoting cycling (Financial Post) File Under: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas or Bah Humbug

2017 Advent Retreat at St. Joseph’s Abbey

“Open your eyes, then, and your heart, in an undisturbed solitude with God alone. Be still, and see what he is offering you, what he is to you.” – A Carthusian, The Prayer of Love and Silence “He was a monk. As demands brought him far from the enclosure, wherever he may have been he […]

Thanksgiving 2017

(1) How to Talk About Star Wars at Thanksgiving With Your Ignorant, Rebellion-Backing Uncle (The Washington Free Beacon) “On the forest moon of Endor, the Empire was able to build a shield generator without really bothering the indigenous life forms. They coexisted in harmony, Empire and Ewok alike engaging in a live and let live […]

Weekend 405.0 (…they sent us along as a surrogate band)

“Particularly when I am worn out by the upsets of the world, I cast myself without reservation on the love of those who are especially close to me.” – St. Augustine “Memory. The key ingredient in looking back over our lives and history. Often coloured by nostalgia or clouded by age, it links us to […]

Weekend 404.0

“It was a peace that did not depend on houses, or jobs, or places, or times, or external conditions. It was a peace that time and material created situations could never give. It was a peace that the world could not give.” – Thomas Merton

Weekend 402.0

(1) Quality, variety and surprise. How Walt Disney created a very real fantasy (Blooloop) (2) Quotes from The Man in the Castle by Philip K. Dick: “They want to be the agents, not the victims, of history. They identify with God’s power and believe they are godlike. That is their basic madness. They are overcome […]

Weekend 401.0

(1) How to Play World’s Fair 1893 (Rules School) with the Game Boy Geek (YouTube) (2) Brothers’ delight at their Playmobil pirate ship sailing to Scandinavia (The Telegraph)

Weekend 400.0

(1) Fall Museum Preview: 30 Outstanding Art Exhibitions to See in New York This Season (Artnet) (2) Michael Eisner on Former Disney Colleagues, Rivals and Bob Iger’s Successor (The Hollywood Reporter) (2a) Former Disney Boss Michael Eisner Seals Deal for English Soccer Team (Variety)

Weekend 399.0 (Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down)

I think ‘Weekend Post 400.0’ needs to be something spectacular but I’m getting a little ahead of myself. I’ve been busy mining bitcoins¹ and helping my friend grieve after his beloved seagulls were promoted to the top flight (hence the lack of posts). I get oodles of spam about LIMESTONE but always ‘legitimate’ requests for […]

Weekend 398.0

(1) The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation | S3 Ep71 | House Industries (YouTube)

Weekend 397.0

“Under modern conditions any effective invitation to Hell will certainly appear in the guise of scientific planning.” – C.S. Lewis, A Reply to Professor Haldane

Weekend 395.0 (There’s so many different worlds…so many different suns…)

I watched Level Up! (The Walt Disney Company’s Video Game Showcase) at D23 on Twitch yesterday afternoon. If you missed it, you can see a replay on YouTube. There were two BIG KH3 announcements- the game finally has a ((((((2018)))))) release date and they’ve introduced the world of PIXAR to the franchise via Toy Story. […]

Weekend 394.0

(1) Fall in Love With the World’s First Animated Dinosaur (Atlas Obscura) (2) Oregon Legislature passes $15 bike tax (Bicycle Retailer) (3) US State imposes “sin” tax of $15 on new bicycles (BikeBiz) (4) Penn Station’s service changes and track work, explained (Curbed) (5) The Blue-State Meltdown and the Collapse of the Chicago Model (American […]

Weekend 393.0 (All I do is keep the beat and bad company)

“At the heart of all Catholic life is a miracle, a mystery, the Blessed Sacrament. Surrounded traditionally by ritual and awe, it has been the formative aspect of Catholic art, drama, and poetry.” – Charles A. Coulombe (1) Treasures of New York: The Heckscher Museum of Art (2) A quote from The Vignelli Canon: “The […]

Weekend 392.0 (Who am I, darling to you?)

(1) Artist Handcrafts Colorful Ceramic Pots That Can Fit in the Palm of Your Hand (2) Never Built New York: An exhibition at the Queens Museum exploring 200 years of never built structures that imagines New York City as it might have been.