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Month: June 2017

The best thing about going away …

… is coming home. More over the weekend when I’m recovered. But for now, I’ll just say that at the monastery I was well-fed, well-accommodated, enchanted by beautiful (though incomprehensible) church services, in excellent company, and very well-satisfied with being a student iconographer. Thank you for making it possible.


Special Sunday

This afternoon, or perhaps tomorrow morning depending, I head off to the long-awaited iconography workshop. I’ll be staying at a monastery for nearly a week. Though I will take the laptop, I have no idea whether there’s wifi in the vicinity. Under the circumstances this is a question I’d feel really off-point asking. So if I don’t blog until next weekend, don’t worry. I haven’t been kidnapped by agents of the Deep State or taken up into an alien spacecraft and subjected to anal probes (but I repeat myself). I’m just studying icons and enjoying away-time, courtesy of the retreat…


Weekend links

  • One sincerely hopes this is satire. But these days, who knows?
  • OneLogin, which gives access to dozens of sites and apps has lost all U.S. customer data to malicious hackers. Gave the hackers access to the encryption, too. But it’s okay. All you have to do is register and log into their special support page to find out what you should do next.
  • “Was I wrong about hunting?” (More on the “kindness and humanity” of anti-hunters.) (H/T LA) 14 Comments
  • Done for now (and a question for you tool guys)

    First we were halted by rot beyond measure. Then by a week of rain. Then by The Wandering Monk machete-chopping his shin. But after all that, we reached our first goal on The Great Foundation and Screen Porch Project. We are finished for the time being. We started May 1 and wrapped up May 31. There’s obviously a lot still to be done, but I’m delighted. The porch was a good piece of improvisation once we discovered how bad the back end of the house was. The bedroom is now small, but the “flow” from room to porch to outdoors…