Optional Memorial of St. Nicholas, bishop

OPTIONAL MEMORIAL OF ST. NICHOLAS, BISHOP

St. Nicholas was born in Lycia, Asia Minor, and died as Bishop of Myra in 352. He performed many miracles and exercised a special power...

King Richard

KING RICHARD

Richard Williams serves as a coach to his daughters Venus and Serena, who will soon become two of the most legendary tennis players...

 
 
 
Jacek Malczewski - Self Portrait With Palette

JACEK MALCZEWSKI - SELF PORTRAIT WITH PALETTE

Jacek Malczewski - Self Portrait With Palette Via Gandalf's Gallery I feel as if this is the very embodiment of insouciance.

December

DECEMBER

December , Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry In the forest of Vincennes, fabled for its game, a wild-boar hunt has caught a boar...

 
 
 
What Else I'm Reading for Advent - 25 Days, 26 Ways to Make This Your Best Christmas

WHAT ELSE I'M READING FOR ADVENT - 25 DAYS, 26 WAYS TO MAKE THIS YOUR BEST CHRISTMAS

I came across this free at Amazon when cruising for Christmas holiday books back in 2010. It proved to be a very good series of reflections...

JULIE TRIES TO HIGH-FIVE A FLIPPERED DELFEIN. SCOTT READS ST. ZENOBIUS' INSTRUCTIONS TO THE ATHEIST DOCTOR ON THE SPACESHIP

A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast, Episode 271: "The Star" by Arthur C. Clarke and "Joyful and Triumphant: St. Zenobius and the...

 
 
 
What I'm Reading for Advent - The Art of Advent by Jane Williams

WHAT I'M READING FOR ADVENT - THE ART OF ADVENT BY JANE WILLIAMS

I really love Jane Williams' art/devotional books books so I've used this book for Advent for a few years now. (Others of hers I can...

AFTER READING A NEW BOOK

It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. If that...

 
 
 
The Little Street

THE LITTLE STREET

The Little Street (1657-58), Johannes Vermeer

Waxwing

WAXWING

Waxwing , Remo Savisaar

 
 
 
A Donkey

A DONKEY

Jacques-Laurent Agasse, A Donkey

DEATH WAS NOT PART OF NATURE

Death was not part of nature; it became part of nature. God did not decree death from the beginning; he prescribed it as a remedy....

 
 
 

DAILY REMINDERS OF THE RESURRECTION

Consider, beloved, how the Lord keeps reminding us of the resurrection that is to come, of which he has made the Lord Jesus Christ...

HOW HUNGRY ARE YOU?

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six. Yogi Berra

 
 
 
A Movie You Might Have Missed 54:  Tell No One

A MOVIE YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED 54: TELL NO ONE

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...

JULIE SWEPT FLOORS TO EARN MONEY FOR THE VACUUM TUBES SCOTT USED TO RECORD THIS PODCAST

Those tubes held on just long enough to talk about three Star Trek episodes from the Original Series: Enemy Within, Balance of Terror,...

 
 
 

INTERPRETING "MILLENIAL"

She shrugged. That was millennial for no. And for yes. And for several other things, but Kenny spoke fluent millennial, so he understood...

SEE DEEP HEAVEN

What do you see when you look up? See God's creation. See the heavens, resounding with praise and glory. See deep heaven, swirling...

 
 
 
The Elephant of Louis IX of France

THE ELEPHANT OF LOUIS IX OF FRANCE

The Elephant of Louis IX of France, a gift to Henry III of England, drawn by the Benedictine monk Matthew of Paris in 1255 AD. Via...

CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF A STORY-TELLING GOD

We are story-telling creatures because we are created in the image of a story-telling God. He is the great Author, weaving together...

 
 
 



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 ...

From Soap Opera to Art: Why a Moscow Museum Is Re-Enacting ‘Santa Barbara'

A new contemporary art space is probing how Russia engages with the West by reviving an unlikely 1990s TV hit. Read more ...

Elle Magazine Bans Photos of Fur Clothes to Support Animal Welfare

Elle Magazine Bans Photos of Fur Clothes to Support Animal Welfare

Fashion and lifestyle magazine Elle has become the first to ban animal fur from appearing in any of its editorial and advertising photos across its online and print... Read more ...

A Massive Composite of 150,000 Images Reveals the Swirling, Feather-Like...

A Massive Composite of 150,000 Images Reveals the Swirling, Feather-Like Details of the Sun

All images © Andrew McCarthy, shared with permission From dark spots and wispy flares to coronal loops that burst upward in brilliant arches, a giant new composite by Andrew... Read more ...

Parallel Fields of Color Align in Daniel Mullen's Precise Mathematical Paintings

Parallel Fields of Color Align in Daniel Mullen's Precise Mathematical Paintings

“Future Monuments 10.” All images © Daniel Mullen, shared with permission What are the visual impacts of converging planes of color? This question is central to Scottish artist... Read more ...

An Expansive New Book From Amanda Gorman, Celebrity Poet and Inaugural Star

Gorman's latest poetry collection, “Call Us What We Carry,” offers reverence and effervescence, gravity and impishness, and poems that are focused, pithy and playfully heretical. Read more ...

Zaha Hadid Architects Transitions to Employee Ownership

Zaha Hadid Architects Transitions to Employee Ownership

Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Zaha Hadid Architects has announced the creation of its Employee Benefit Trust and the transition to employee ownership. Established by Zaha... Read more ...

Ordynka Building / Al Studio

Ordynka Building / Al Studio

© Dmitriy Chebanenko .Yaroslav Lukiyanchenko, Dmitriy Yakovlev architects: Al Studio Location: Moscow, Russia Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Dmitriy Chebanenko .Yaroslav... Read more ...

Canon Develops a Sensor that Can Shoot Full Color Photos in the Dark

Canon Develops a Sensor that Can Shoot Full Color Photos in the Dark

Canon has developed an image sensor that is capable of capturing high-quality color photography even in the dark. The company says that it will be able to shoot clear photos... Read more ...

A Landmark Photo Archive of Black Life in New York Comes to the Met

With the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Met will acquire and conserve thousands of photographs by James Van Der Zee, the virtuoso portraitist who brought to life the optimism of... Read more ...

IAMAG Master Classes

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