Month: April 2019

  • ‘What is essential is invisible to the eye’

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry writes in Letter to a Hostage about essential but invisible aspects of life. Maria Popova shares his experience as a journalist in Spain in the 1930s, reporting on the Civil War: I waited for the shot, for this was the time of quick trials. But there was no shot. After a complete […]

  • NRI Washington Regional Fellowship

    NRI Washington Regional Fellowship

    Since January I’ve been periodically heading to the Fund for American Studies near Dupont Circle as a part of the National Review Institute’s Washington Regional Fellowship: National Review Institute (NRI) was founded by William F. Buckley Jr. in 1991, 36 years after he founded National Review magazine. The Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), journalistic think-tank,…

  • Leaving Bismarck

    Leaving Bismarck

    Leaving Bismarck today after a good few days with eleven great bioethics classmates and other great people. After commencement yesterday, I visited the nearby Cathedral of the Holy Spirit for Sunday vigil mass. Bismarck’s Cathedral was completed in 1942, and was beautiful in its particular way. It’s situated amidst what seems like a solid neighborhood,…

  • University of Mary commencement

    University of Mary commencement

    We have University of Mary commencement today in Bismarck, and started the day off at Our Lady of the Annunciation chapel for mass, then Our Lady of the Word chapel for our bioethics program’s closing remarks from Dr. Karen Rohr and hooding ceremony. I’m in an Uber, heading with classmates downtown to Fireflour for lunch.…

  • University of Mary views

    University of Mary views

    I delivered my bioethics capstone talk this morning and had lunch afterwards in the Lumen Vitae University Center. While waiting for my Uber and back to my hotel after lunch, I took in these scenes: It feels like a lot longer than only a year ago that I was looking out onto the Missouri from…