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About PTT

A phenomenologist wannabee recently treated for scholasticism overdose

Living with Survival: Take 2

I created a blog because blogging is a good forum for developing one’s thoughts and putting them in writing without the burden of creating perfect prose or essay quality writing. Just get the ideas out there and refine later. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Solar and Lunar Eclipse Remix

It’s been over a year since my last post, and even longer since I wrote about my travels to see the solar eclipse of 2017. Shortly afterwards my second oldest son, who is the artistic director of a small video … Continue reading

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The Politics of Hope

I never heard of Rabbi Sacks, but I encountered this video entitled “The Politics of Hope” he posted on YouTube.  I think it is a “must watch”!    

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Amoris Laetitia: Personalism and the Inclined Plane

Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” has been subjected to a level of scrutiny unparalleled in any recent papal magisterium.  Chapter 8, in which Pope Francis calls for compassionate discernment for families in “irregular situations”, has been placed under a … Continue reading

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The Creation and Fall: Engaging a Secular Society

As the title of this post suggests, the origin of man, his supernatural destiny, and how that destiny is to unfold in light of the fall is an area that I am particularly concerned with here.  It is an area … Continue reading

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The Inspiring End of the Cassini Saturn Mission

I had almost forgotten and might have missed it, had my wife not called to remind me that NASA TV coverage of Cassini’s last moments was about to begin.  The Cassini spacecraft arrived in the Saturn system 13 years ago … Continue reading

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The Solar Eclipse of 2017

What it taught me about the Joy of the Gospel A total eclipse of the sun!  For the first time in my life, I decided to make a “pilgrimage”; in this case a road trip of almost 2000 miles, to … Continue reading

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Love and Hell: The Possibilities are Endless

I struggled with the title of this post.  Something that would capture the essence of the topic and also get someone’s attention.  But it certainly is risky.  Any association of the two words “hell” and “love” can sound more like … Continue reading

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