Boeing unveils the Dreamliner (more pics)

Ed. This is cool, really cool.

View video here.

boeing.jpgEVERETT, Washington (Reuters) – Boeing Co. (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) unveiled its lightweight, carbon-composite 787 Dreamliner on Sunday in front of 15,000 cheering employees, customers and suppliers, capping a weekend of hype and a flurry of orders for the new fuel-efficient plane.

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Talked to Terri Schiavo’s lawyer today

I heard Terry Schiavo’s lawyer today at a small meeting. We ended up talking privately for about twenty minutes about a host of topics. A very bright and engaging man. He had some very interesting points such as the different ways the American and non-American press reported her death, what her death was like (he escorted Mrs. Schindler when she visited Terry as she lay dying), why he took the case, evidence that Terry was not in a vegetative state (testimony not allowed in the record), and more. I’ll post my notes tonight if I have time.

Back home

Got in about 9:30pm last night, then started up our festival this morning. I’ll be tied up with that until Sunday evening. Looking forward to a day off.

Also, note that with 300 more visits, the blog hits the 500,000 visits mark since I started counting last March 16, 2006. Half a million. Apparently a lot of lurkers here.

Christopher…

…sorry but I deleted your last two comments by mistake. They ended up in the spam bin (hey, mine go there too for some reason), and I hit “delete” instead of “not spam.”

A couple months short of a million…

In 2006, Orthodoxy Today had 892,124 visits. I was hoping to break a million, but no such luck. Maybe next year. Still, not too shabby.

Christ is born; glorify Him!

Christ is born; glorify Him.
Christ comes from heaven; go to meet Him!
Christ is on earth; be exalted.
Sing to the Lord, all the earth!
And praise Him in gladness, O people,
for He has been glorified!”

Χριστὸς γεννᾶται, δοξάσατε.
Χριστὸς ἐξ οὐρανῶν ἀπαντήσατε!
Χριστὸς ἐπὶ γῆς, ὑψώθητε.
Ἄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ πᾶσα ἡ γῆ!
Καὶ ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ ἀνυμνήσατε λαοί,
ὅτι δεδόξασται

I don’t like the switchover…

so I am going to change it back but it is going to take a while (a week or two) since I have to recode a different theme. Reading left to right is a lot more natural and since the comments are the biggest part of this blog, they should be on the left.

Sorry for the switchover…

I’ve been cleaning up the site a bit. The blog had some hatched code I had been meaning to fix for a while. Apple’s Safari browser was not rendering the blog page correctly (the navbar would always float to the center of the page) and readers wrote me asking to fix it. I tried but couldn’t get it to work, so I just switched things around. It conforms more the original code so the whole enterprise should work a bit better. Now I can get back to posting.

Good site to catch up on Patriarch – Pope visit (speeches, etc.)

http://www.patriarchate.org/

Patriarch and Pope mtg replayed on EWTN tonight

Wednesday November 29, 2006 11:30 PM Eastern Time

Schedule: http://www.ewtn.com/tv/advances.asp?satellite=DOM&month=11&year=2006

Sorry I’ve haven’t been as active lately. Swamped with work. First things first.

Election day is great.

I’ve always looked forward to it starting when I was young, sixth grade in fact. Almost every election I am glued to the television (although in the last decade I rely on the internet more), watching the returns come in. There is something special about election day, almost sacred but in the same sense that, say, Gettysburg or Appomattox are sacred, or the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. I need to think about this more (I’ve been meaning to write about the sense of sanctity that surrounds Appomattox for years) but it has something to do with the reference of historical symbols to higher narrative that, if seen and undertood, evokes a sense of reverence towards things that really matter and exhort us to nurture and preserve them. Democracy matters. The orderly transfer of power matters. The virtues that define America, even if poorly or improperly applied at times, matter.

I am a patriot, I really am. I love this country. I wrote a tribute to this great country several years ago (probably more like 15 years ago) as a way of thanking the good people of this great nation for the life and freedom it has offered to so many.

It’s called “Liberty: A six year old boy begins his education about freedom in New York harbor.”

I put the picture links…

that contributors provided in the navigation bar just below the “Nice Pictures”>

Orthodox Readings of Augustine

First International Conference of the Orthodoxy in America Lecture Series

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University

June 14-16, 2007, at the Rose Hill campus of Fordham University in The Bronx

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Town hall publishes a piece I whipped up

On Town Hall today.

Boomers discover virtues of military service when their sons enlist

Orthodox pictures

Some good ones here.

Directions to Orthodoxy
http://www.flickr.com/photos/directionstoorthodoxy/

Including Jim Forest’s archives
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/sets/