Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
«— An Oxford Pub Crawl Through History
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April 17, 2008
Morning Coffee’s “Get to Know You” Quiz
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Morning Coffee: A “Get to Know You” Quiz
- Four places I go over and over
- Four people who encouraged my faith along the way
- Father Ignatius Smith, OFM
- Fr David Rucker
- Fr Joseph Gibson
- Clifford Davis
- Four of my favorite foods
- potato soup
- cream of mushroom soup
- beef stroganoff
- Four places I would rather be right now
- Four movies i would watch over and over
- Four things i like about the Orthodox Church
- At its center, it is about reality, not religion
- since it is about reality, it is thoroughly multivalent on matters of opinion and taste
- everything in it always comes around to Christ, crucified and risen from the dead
- The PASCH!
- Four of my favorite hobbies
- reading a good book
- watching movies
- waiting for Godot
- endlessly browsing Facebook and comparing myself to all the successful people I have known who have kids and homes and cool jobs (with the freedom to go places and see things) and multiple degrees beyond college
«— “From non-existence, you called us into being…”
—» Morning Coffee’s “Get to Know You” Quiz
April 13, 2008
An Oxford Pub Crawl Through History
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DR. JOHNSON declared a tavern seat â€œthe throne of human felicity.â€ The Frenchman Hilaire Belloc, who spent his life in England, said: â€œWhen you have lost your inns, drown your empty selves. For you will have lost the last of England.â€
In Oxford, which has some pubs â€” like the Bear, on Blue Boar Lane, and the Mitre, on the High Street â€” that date back to the 1200â€™s, many of the names echo the Middle Ages. The White Hart (a stag, Richard IIâ€™s heraldic emblem), the Kings Arms (named for James I, during whose reign neighboring Wadham College was founded), The Bear, the Wheatsheaf: all are names that call up a past of knights, farms and forests.
A well-written article, which I want to keep for later. I may need it if I’m ever in England.
Read it all: Journeys: Oxford, England – A Pub Crawl Through the Centuries – Travel – New York Times
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