For What its worth

  • Reflection on Matthew 5:1

    Reflection on Matthew 5:1

    Each week members at St. Andrews write Justice reflections on the Gospel for the week. This week was mine. When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; Matt 5:1a It’s about perspective. Instead of going up the mountain to look away from the world to see God more clearly, turn around, and view […]

  • iCal link to slow CW Nets

    iCal link to slow CW Nets

    Adding this because I might be interested in these events! This is a public ical link to a calendar I maintain to track events (nets, etc) that might be of interest to AmateurRadio operators who are looking for Slow Speed MorseCode events. Please boost if any of your followers are hams learning (or willing to […]

  • OpenAI Chat and Existential Angst

    OpenAI Chat and Existential Angst

    So I decided to take a look at this OpenAI chat thing that has been writing essays for school children and older “children” as well. In particular I saw an essay today about how teachers can foil ChatGPT. Out of curiosity I created an account and logged in. So. What question does one ask while […]

  • Reflection on Advent 4 2022 – Matthew 1:19,20

    Reflection on Advent 4 2022 – Matthew 1:19,20

    Then Joseph, her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream… Matthew 1:19,20 She was pregnant and, apparently, Joseph had a pretty good […]

  • Luke 19:1-10

    Luke 19:1-10

    Usually along a parade route it’s the kids who climb trees, sit on shoulders or squeeze between legs to see. They scurry along the route looking for a wall, a lamp post or a tree to climb in order to see and instead of politely sitting in their comfy lawn chairs and clapping they are […]

  • Luke 15:1-10

    Luke 15:1-10

    REPORT OF THE AD HOC COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE JESUS OF NAZARETH Everybody knows that there is a social hierarchy, certainly anyone who’s been to junior high. Apparently Jesus didn’t pay attention in 7th grade and needs to be reminded who is in and who is out and certainly that does not include tax collectors and […]

  • This evening at Pope Farm Conservency…

    This evening at Pope Farm Conservency…

  • We are living at the beginning…

    Interesting perspective. Instead of thinking we are looking at the apocalyplic end of the human experiment we are at the nacient beginning. That changes one’s perspective on who we are today and how we live. I’ve just put “What We Owe the Future” by William MacAskill on hold at the library. It looks like it […]

  • I’ve been reading…

    Just finishing “Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World” by Katherine Hayhoe. Not a litany of Inconvenient Truths (Sorry Al, but I did buy and read that one a few years back) but a book about talking about those inconvenient truths. Katherine gave an interesting Ted Talk in […]

  • Wanda’s Hundreth

    We were at Wanda’s Hundreth BIrthday today in Holstein, IA and ABC News from Sioux CIty came for an interview. You can see it here: Wanda’s 100th