Author Archives : Benjamin

A Third Party Worth a Look


Shanna says I’m not allowed to make our blog a political blog, so I’ll try to make this my only one, but there’s a lot of time between now and November. I just want to take a moment to share about a third party I’ve recently discovered that I think is worth serious consideration for my and your vote. I’m…

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Jayber Crow – Wendell Berry


Jayber Crow is excellent and captivating. Don’t read if you live away from friends & family where you grew up, it will make you terribly homesick and long for a simple life in which people had sensible jobs that needed to get done. Sometimes fun, sometimes heart-wrenching story about the life of the Port William barber and lots of the…

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Prosperity: when your animals eat well


And he will give rain for the seed with which you sow the ground, and bread, the produce of the ground, which will be rich and plenteous. In that day your livestock will graze in large pastures, and the oxen and the donkeys that work the ground will eat seasoned fodder, which has been winnowed with shovel and fork. Isaiah…

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Psalm 68:32-35


O kingdoms of the earth, sing to God; sing praises to the Lord, to him who rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; behold, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice. Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel, and whose power is in the skies. Awesome is God from his sanctuary; the God of Israel—he is the…

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Nope, still Protestant, very Protestant


Since I live in an Orthodox country and have long found myself drawn to high churchy things I visited services here in English and after the service got to chat with some of the westerners who had become Orthodox. They were quite eager to share their conversion to Orthodoxy and recommended Ware’s The Orthodox Church . I was told it was what really…

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Star Wars fan?


Love episodes 4, 5 & 6, but not what Lucas re-released them as? Good news, there’s a guy who has been remastering the blueray releases to have the theatrical content. Needless to say this was exciting as I have a copy that’s of poor quality theatrical and of good quality where somehow Han didn’t shoot first!?!?!?! So, here’s some links:…

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Easy E-mail Encryption


For those seeking to work on their tin-foil hat I’d like to recommend an extremely easy way to keep cyber crooks, the [insert your government’s eSpy agency here], or Google from reading your emails. Simply go to mailvelope.com and follow the documentation to set up the Mailvelope plugin. The process basically involves creating your own key pair (use a good,…

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Visiting Moscow


I recently got to go to Moscow for a conference and it fully delivered on gorgeous yellow (birch or oak mostly) forests, cold, snow, and massive malls which made me tell a friend, ya’ll are great capitalists. Click to browse and see info on the photos and don’t miss the video. Changing of the guard, watch the head turn at…

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