July 29, 2014

Did a good deed for the day and helped out a young woman stick with a lost dog until animal control came.

The dog had a tag indicating a microchip but didn’t have name tag with the owners info/number on it. Maybe that’s the point of the chips?

Anyways I felt the dog was thirsty so I filled up a beer bottle in a water fountain and got him some water. When I came back to check up a few minutes later the lady had found a bowl and got water in it for the dog. He was really tuckered out and tired and just seemed to not know where he was. His hips were really bad when he tried to walk. Hope they find his owner! He looked well fed, just old and limping and must have somehow got out.

July 29, 2014

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July 28, 2014

I was in Wisconsin wayyyy too long. This is going to be a bad sunburn. And I wore sunscreen.

July 28, 2014
"A quarter of the U.S. population — and 40 percent of the population of New York, where my novel is set — self-identify as Catholic. One of the most striking features of the city is that there are churches everywhere, from one of the world’s largest cathedrals to hundreds of storefront churches. And a bit of investigation will reveal that those churches fill up every Sunday. Not to mention the fact that there are more Jews in New York than in any other city in the world. But for some reason the publishing industry in this city tends to view the introduction of religion into contemporary realist novels as a willful act that must have some strong rhetorical justification. From where I stand, the exclusion of religion is the willful act. Novelists never get asked why they don’t include religion in their books, or why the religion they do include — often just a species of madness — bears so little resemblance to religion as it is practiced by the majority of Americans. If they were asked, I suspect, most of these writers would not have a very good answer. It simply doesn’t occur to them. Whatever one’s beliefs, this seems like a basic failure of verisimilitude. Reality includes religion; realism should, too."

— Christopher Beha being interviewed by Harpers about his new novel Arts and Entertainments.  (via unapologetic-book)

(via stereoma)

July 28, 2014
"Only the man who has had to face despair is really convinced that he needs mercy. Those who do not want mercy never seek it. It is better to find God on the threshold of despair than to risk our lives in a complacency that has never felt the need of forgiveness. A life that is without problems may literally be more hopeless than one that always verges on despair."

— ― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island (via gaze-on-jesus)

July 27, 2014
http://stereoma.tumblr.com/post/93071073851/isetouttoservethelord-stereoma-replied-to-your

isetouttoservethelord:

He practices American freedom = freedom of choice and privacy. I still love him though. I think he comes to similar conclusions as just war theory but it’s not the same….

July 27, 2014
Had to stop by my favorite view of San Diego, the ferry landing!

Had to stop by my favorite view of San Diego, the ferry landing!

July 27, 2014

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July 26, 2014
"

Pain is part of being human. Anyone who really wanted to get rid of suffering would have to get rid of love before anything else, because there can be no love without suffering, because it always demands an element of self-sacrifice, because, given temperamental differences and the drama of situations, it will always bring with it renunciation and pain.

When we know that the way of love — this exodus, this going out of oneself — is the true way by which man becomes human, then we also understand that suffering is the process through which we mature. Anyone who has inwardly accepted suffering becomes more mature and more understanding of others, becomes more human. Anyone who has consistently avoided suffering does not understand other people; he becomes hard and selfish.

Love itself is a passion, something we endure. In love I experience first a happiness, a general feeling of happiness. Yet, on the other hand, I am taken out of my comfortable tranquility and have to let myself be reshaped. If we say that suffering is the inner side of love, we then also understand by it is so important to learn how to suffer — and why, conversely, the avoidance of suffering renders someone unfit to cope with life. He would be left with an existential emptiness, which could then only be combined with bitterness, with rejection, and no longer with any inner acceptance or progress toward maturity.

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— Pope Benedict XVI on suffering. (via yeahcatholicism)

(via threeacresandacrow)

July 26, 2014
San Diego via Kansas City, later MKE!

San Diego via Kansas City, later MKE!

July 25, 2014

Anonymous said: What bothers me about Hogwart's paintings is that they're all realistc or medieval-ish and just makes me wonder what happens if a wizard paints some cubist nonsensical shit. Would it move? Would it talk? Would it ask you for the password, or would it tell you about the meanings of within? I guess we'll never know because Dumbledore is not a fan of modern art

maisiewilliams:

this is a solid question

July 25, 2014
Packing is making me go crazy

Packing is making me go crazy

July 25, 2014

tastefullyoffensive:

Anatomy of Songs [wronghands]

(via stereoma)

July 25, 2014
Our habits were blessed today in a quasi commissioning ceremony as we leave for our provinces tomorrow. We had casual dress as most of us were already packed!

Our habits were blessed today in a quasi commissioning ceremony as we leave for our provinces tomorrow. We had casual dress as most of us were already packed!

July 25, 2014

How to fold a capuche

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