Why Wine Rather Than Grape Juice?

Unfermented grape juice is a bland and pleasant drink, especially on a warm afternoon mixed half-and-half with ginger ale. It is a ghastly symbol of the life blood of Jesus Christ, especially when served in individual antiseptic, thimble-sized glasses.

Google Reader in Plain English

When one of these blogs has a new post, the content instantly appears in Google Reader through the magic of RSS (“real simple syndication”).

You don’t have to understand RSS or the underlying technology to take advantage of it.

On the Importance of Books

. . . the world that throbbed outside the library seemed to be losing its memory, day after day, unknowingly, feeling all the wiser the more it forgot.” — Carlos Ruiz Zafon The Shadow of the Wind

Wufoo: Form Builder

For a while now, I have been looking for a simple way to create a Web form on my blog. … Once I have collected the names, I can export them to an Excel spreadsheet, comma delimited file, or a text file.

On Mystery

Wishing to test them, the old man mentioned a text from Scripture, and starting with the youngest he asked them what it meant. … Then Abba Antony said, ‘Truly, Abba Joseph has found the way, for he said: I do not know.’”

On Doing Something

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do” — Helen Keller