I am a former Jesuit. I often think that it would be cool to live in London. I maintain a journal of everyday awesomeness (The Roland Allen Post)
My career has been in "academies," including Westmont College, Colby College, MIT and Stanford University.
The main event at Habana is the food. Each of the 14 or so menu items grabs your attention; and, since you can only have one, calls you back to Habana for a revisit to try something new.
The talent is incredible and versatile. That was very clear throughout the show. Sufjan's music is demanding, in the singing and in the playing.
The Great Church of Mission San Juan Capistrano was under renovation for well over a decade. The construction drove the Swallows to nearby hillsides and not to the Old Mission.
Flannery O’Connor’s short story The Life You Save May Be Your Own is included in The Complete Stories. It's haunting, possibly because O'Connor freely borrows key images from a number of her other stories: For example, the image of the car as a vehicle of freedom and justification is used in Wise Blood (with its main character Hazel Motes noting that a man with a good car doesn't need salvation); and the notion of Catholicism as a dismissable
I'm not sure how The Believer made it onto my Netflix queue. It was probably a recommendation from the stuff that I pick on my own. Regardless, I'm glad that I watched it.