September 10th, 2008

i walk a lonely road

"who will lead the pilgrim people, wandering their separate ways?"

From my housemate:

According to a newly released report, naturally occuring cosmic rays regularly produce more powerful collisions than the LHC, so the fact that we're even alive to worry about this is a good sign. Cory Doctorow quotes one physicist saying, "Look, it's a 10^-19 chance, and you've got a 10^-11 chance of suddenly evaporating while shaving."
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Also: Large Hadron Rap

Also, I had not realized that even if they did create black holes, it would take years before said black holes grew enough to completely destroy our world.

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MaryAlice's son Tim and his friend Alex (whom I like a lot) were in today.  At lunch I was ragging on Tim a lot.  Not out of any real malice, just because it was so easy.  It was sort of like having Eric around, or my brother.

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Rest and Bread ("Journey")

The Psalm was 107:1-22, which I liked a lot.

The "Sacred Text" was an excerpt from "Fumbling: a Journey of Love, Adventure, and Renewal on the Camino De Santiago" -- by an HDS student.

LauraRuth talked about how it's not so much that we are not saved once and for all but that we are saved a little bit every day.  (Yeah yeah, people would quibble with the orthodoxy of that statement and make insistent statements about the totality of saving grace, and I wouldn't even necessarily disagree, but I really like the shift in emphasis -- in putting the emphasis on the continual, each day, journey to grow closer to the Divine.)