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New Look for the Blog

  /   Tuesday, April 29, 2014   /   Comments(0)

I haven’t liked the template I was using for this blog for some time. In fact, I don’t think I have ever liked it. Finally, I picked another one. It may change again given that my main site due for a redesign. However, I expect it to be a long time before I get that done.

I had one important goal in mind. Have you noticed those sites that look very nice on your smartphone without your ever having to zoom in? That is what I want. Geeks like me call it responsive web design. If you are on a modern smartphone, you will see that this site has similar design to what you get on a computer (unlike those ugly mobile designs), but the elements are immediately positioned so that you can read them. I still wish all my links would appear, but this will work for now.

I probably read many more blogs on my phone or iPad than I could ever read on a computer. So, making the blog render well on a mobile platform is very important to me.  Now, I just need to learn how to make the rest of the site work like this. I am looking for resources now.

Category: News on My Life, Technology

Lunch Break: Divine Mercy

  /   Saturday, April 26, 2014   /   Comments(0)

I’m posting the fourth episode of my Lunch Break edition early so that it will be up in time for Divine Mercy.

Go here to get it.

Here I talk about the mercy of God and how a right understanding of it is necessary to have the right attitude towards sin.  Otherwise, we run the risk of falling into either presumption or despair.

Category: Podcasts

Lunch Break: Exercise and Virtue

  /   Monday, April 21, 2014   /   Comments(0)

I’ve posted my third Lunch Break episode entitled “Exercise and Virtue.”  I was a bit out of breath on this one, and you can tell by listening.  I was talking a walk and talking into my iPhone.  Someday soon I hope to get a real field recorder, but this will have to do for now.

Download the episode here.

Have a Happy Easter!  Alleluia!  He is risen!

Category: Podcasts

Lunch Break: Our Attitude Towards Our Faults

  /   Monday, April 14, 2014   /   Comments(0)

I have just published the second episode of my Lunch Break edition of the podcast.

Go here to get it.

This basically is a podcast version of a post I did earlier on the blog.  So far, it has been fun getting these episodes together.  I’ve already got one more recorded, and hopefully you’ll see it next week.

Category: Podcasts

Lunch Break: Examine Thyself

  /   Thursday, April 10, 2014   /   Comments(0)

My new Lunch Break edition of It Really Does Matter Podcast is now here!  I’ve put it on it’s own page and feed, and you can get it at the link below:

Lunch Break Podcast Home

This page will allow you to listen and subscribe as well as download the episode.  If you want to just download it, click here.

Category: Podcasts

Podcast Episode 14: A Look at the Affordable Care Act

  /   Wednesday, April 09, 2014   /   Comments(0)

After a two-year hiatus, I am pleased to bring you another podcast episode.

Download it here.

I decided that I’d take on giving my view of the Affordable Care Act, trying to be as objective as I could for the first segment.  I go over some good aspects as well as some actual and potential problems that may result.  After that, I talk about the serious problem that is the mandate that all insurance plans provide free contraception.

While I hope to produce some more shows like this in the near future, I’m going to be trying something new in an effort to get more podcast content out.  I am starting a new show that I will call the “Lunchbreak edition” of the podcast.  It will be shorter (one segment only), less scripted, and less edited than my main show, but hopefully you’ll see it more often.  I’ve already started recording, so look for the first one soon on this blog.  It will be in a separate feed from the main show, so if you wish to subscribe, you’ll need to subscribe separately.

Category: Podcasts


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