Google Browser

I have that same feeling I had back in the Mac vs. PC, IE vs. Netscape days… a heady feeling of partisanship. I feel great affection for Google, and use several of their suite of products… the deskbar, IE browser bar, Blogger (obviously), gmail, notifier, image search, and so forth. If they do bring out a browser (go Opera!?! [but I’d love a Firefox version, too) I’d switch in a heartbeat.

Yahoo! News – Falling Crucifix Kills Woman

Yahoo! News – Falling Crucifix Kills Woman:

Oddly Enough – Reuters

ROME (Reuters) – A 67-year-old woman was killed when a three-meter tall metal crucifix fell on her head in a small southern Italian town on Wednesday, police said.

The cross, which has been in the main square on Sant’Onofrio for decades, fell on Maddalena Camillo while workers were setting up lights for an annual religious festival.

Italy, home to the Vatican, is a predominantly Roman Catholic country where crucifixes and religious icons and effigies are a common sight in most towns and villages.

water, fur and flame

water, fur and flame

Casey writes:

ritual is a word that has lost much of its power, i think. people talk about empty rituals, and it is true that a ritual can be empty, or not entirely in tune with our times, but i think more often that we are enacting it emptily (if that’s a word) – – that we are mouthing or moving without really connecting with, learning about and from, and enlivening and bringing into the reality of our lives this ritual for ourselves.

This is thought provoking. I suspect that I’m going to have a lot to say about this article after I think about it for a while. But here is my first shot across your bow: One reason that people don’t do ritual right… is because ritual done right can change you, and change is frightening…