History in the “Confessions” of St. Augustine

Saint Augustine’s Confessions is a book about the early life and conversion to Christianity of Augustine of Hippo, one of the most famous Christian scholars of antiquity. The book starts off with a description of childhood, then moves on to describe Augustine’s quest for knowledge both among the Manichees and through study of the traditionalContinue reading “History in the “Confessions” of St. Augustine”

The Great Cat Reunion and Christmas in Georgia

For the week of Christmas, my wife and I flew down to Georgia to visit relatives. It was the first time I’d been there in about two years. It was really nice to get out of the city, see my family and relax. Going around town, looking at the places I went to school, theContinue reading “The Great Cat Reunion and Christmas in Georgia”

World Wide Open

Earlier tonight, my wife and I met up with a friend of hers that she hadn’t seen in about 15 years at the Waldorf=Astoria.  While we waited on her friend to get back from her day of sight-seeing, we walked around the hotel looking at the stuff behind glass in and around the main lobby.Continue reading “World Wide Open”

Welcome To New York City, Marble!

This is another post about Marble, the cat I brought with me to New York City and gave to my mom.  She’s done quite a bit of traveling and this last trip was hard on her, because she was in the plane for so long, but now she’s adjusting quite nicely.  She seems to notContinue reading “Welcome To New York City, Marble!”

Cat Export – Complete! But… Minor Disaster At The Airport!

So, the great saga of exporting cats from Singapore is now complete, but it ended in near disaster. Everything was going great.  We got up on time.  We got to the airport on time.  The Philippine Airlines attendants saw us in the line and pulled us into the business class line to have the catsContinue reading “Cat Export – Complete! But… Minor Disaster At The Airport!”