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Thursday, July 27, 2006
As kingfishes catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;
   As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
   Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell's
Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same;
   Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
   Selves -- goes itself; myself it speaks and spells,
Crying What I do is me, for that I came.

I say more; the just man justices;
   Keeps grace: that keeps all his goings graces
Acts in God's eye what in God's eye he is --
   Christ. For Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
   To the Father through the feature of men's faces.

By G. M. Hopkins

For a man of God now fully in God, a man I knew and respected from afar, now faraway, yet closer than I know, his poetry unknown to my myopic; for him, who knows where Christ plays better than I do.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Give a talented European illustrator a pencil, and he will tell you the Tale of All Tales.

Monday, July 10, 2006
Placentophage sounds like a great name for a heavy metal rock group.

And from our seventh-story vantage point my lab's been watching smoke billow from somewhere near Newton... When I get home I'm gonna post pics. Does someone out there have any clue on what's going on there?

Friday, July 07, 2006
I've finished the third week of my required attachment at IBN, with 5 more to go. While it seems I've come up with a closed door so far in my efforts, I'm learning to accept the fact that 2 months is barely a blink in the calender of a researcher, so I'm happy to contribute whatever I can, shedding light on deadends.

I do wish I could set aside more time to sit down and read. I'm stuck on the second chapter of The Divine Conspiracy, and I just got one of Polkinghorne's little volumes.