THE GREATEST EXPRESSION OF FAITH IN A GOD WE CANNOT SEE, BUT ONLY HEAR

I began by pointing out that the Torah was a text intended to be read aloud and listened to. It is the single greatest expression of...

Kammer Castle

KAMMER CASTLE

Gustav Klimt, Schloss Kammer in the Attersee IV, 1910 via Arts Everyday Living

 
 
 
Psalm 16 - Faithfulness to the Lord

PSALM 16 - FAITHFULNESS TO THE LORD

Psalm 16 reveals resurrection from the dead. Athanasius, On the Interpretation of the Psalms Athanasius's statement above might seem...

A Movie You Might Have Missed 41: Spinning Plates

A MOVIE YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED 41: SPINNING PLATES

It's been 11 years since I began this series highlighting movies I wished more people knew about. I'm rerunning it from the beginning...

 
 
 

THE TEA-PARTY, AN EXTRAORDINARY MEAL

Another novelty is the tea-party, an extraordinary meal in that, being offered to persons that have already dined well, it supposes...

Bianca degli Utili Maselli and six of her children

BIANCA DEGLI UTILI MASELLI AND SIX OF HER CHILDREN

Portrait of Bianca degli Utili Maselli and six of her children, by Lavinia Fontana, c. 1600s. Via J.R.'s Art Place

 
 
 
Just So Stories

JUST SO STORIES

1912 Edition

GENESIS IS TRUTH AS STORY

Genesis is Judaism's foundational work, a philosophy of the human condition under the sovereignty of God. This is a difficult point...

 
 
 

WHY WAS MAN CREATED LAST?

As the rabbis put it: "Why was man created last? In order to say, if he is worthy, all creation was made for you; but if he is unworthy,...

Garden Snail

GARDEN SNAIL

Garden Snail , N Puttapipat Illustration

 
 
 
Psalm 15 - Who May Dwell with God?

PSALM 15 - WHO MAY DWELL WITH GOD?

If you wish to learn what sort of person is a citizen of the kingdom of heaven, sing Psalm 15. Athanasius, On the Interpretation of...

Napoleon Bonaparte

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

N apoléon Bonaparte by Andrea Appiani Since I'm reading Les Miserables right now and there are many characters who continually define...

 
 
 
"How shall we live?" - Genesis: The Book of Beginnings by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

"HOW SHALL WE LIVE?" - GENESIS: THE BOOK OF BEGINNINGS BY RABBI JONATHAN SACKS

Each week, synagogues around the world read a section from the Torah. The cycle begins with Genesis and ends with the last verses of...

JULIE AND SCOTT WERE AT THE BARBECUE MINDING THEIR OWN BUSINESS, WHEN SUDDENLY SOMEONE STARTED THROWING VASES. ALSO THE CIVIL WAR STARTED

All this and more in the first half of Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Episode 254 of A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast!

 
 
 
May

MAY

May , Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry The May jaunt, a pageant celebrating the "joli mois de Mai" in which one had to wear green...

WELL SAID: A SURE FOUNDATION FOR A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP

There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature. P.G. Wodehouse

 
 
 

WELL SAID: THE RIDDLE OF FICTION

The riddle of fiction comes to this: Evolution is ruthlessly utilitarian. How has the seeming luxury of fiction not been eliminated...

A Spiral Staircase Inside One of the Vatican Museums

A SPIRAL STAIRCASE INSIDE ONE OF THE VATICAN MUSEUMS

 
 
 

THE GLUE THAT HOLDS A PERSON TOGETHER

The glue that holds a person together is either vanity or values. Stephen Tobolowsky, The Tobolowsky Files, The Wager with Freddie

European Common Frog

EUROPEAN COMMON FROG

European Common Frog , N Puttapipat Illustration

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Nurse Dormitory Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital / Plan Architect

Nurse Dormitory Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital / Plan Architect

13 Rama IV Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Panoramic Studio Area: 32000.0 m2 Read more ...

T&T Thursday

T&T Thursday

COLOR By Alex Zonis Part 1 Let's have the good news first: color can be learned! Great colorists of the past - Turner, Delacroix, van Gogh - used the science of color. Their... Read more ...

Ceramic Mosaics Mend Cracked Sidewalks, Potholes, and Buildings in Vibrant...

Ceramic Mosaics Mend Cracked Sidewalks, Potholes, and Buildings in Vibrant Interventions by Ememem

All images © Ememem, shared with permission Throughout his home city of Lyon, Ememem is known as “the pavement surgeon.” The artist repairs gouged sidewalks and splintered... Read more ...

Brief encounter, Richard Tuschman

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Magic in the everthing, María Gómez

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Endless Short Stories, Aryo Toh Djojo

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Mystery man, Stephan Vanfleteren

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In lieu of flowers, Nobuyoshi Araki

© Nobuyoshi Araki In lieu of flowers, Nobuyoshi Araki Read more ...

Cumulus, Greg MacGregor

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Lite-Brite, Yoon Hyup

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