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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
  • steak
  • 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
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An Oxford Pub Crawl Through History

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DR. JOHNSON declared a tavern seat “the throne of human felicity.” The Frenchman Hilaire Belloc, who spent his life in England, said: “When you have lost your inns, drown your empty selves. For you will have lost the last of England.”

In Oxford, which has some pubs — like the Bear, on Blue Boar Lane, and the Mitre, on the High Street — that date back to the 1200’s, many of the names echo the Middle Ages. The White Hart (a stag, Richard II’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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