Category Archives: Culture

Wow. Just Wow.

St. John Cantius Church I learned a lot from this tour of a Catholic church (the one I’ve gone to the most during this lockdown year+). I’m ashamed to say that I never even looked down at the floor, which … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

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Japan’s Urinal Video Games – The Weird World Of The Sega Toylet

Japan is known for its high-tech toilets, with electronic control panels, retractable bidets, heated seats, and sound effects to mask the user’s … Japan’s Urinal Video Games – The Weird World Of The Sega Toylet

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For Chinese New Year

Two videos a friend shared. She knows Raz, the young man who hosts. Kudos to Chinese Chat for having over 1,000,000 subscribers. No mean feat.

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More from St. Hyacinth Basilica

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St. Hedwig Church


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Catholic Face-Off

Who’ll win: Matt Walsh or Michael Knowles? I did better than Walsh but not Knowles. I have to say my Catholic schooling left a few holes in my knowledge. We spent way too much time making collages (even in high … Continue reading

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The Eagle Huntress

Armchair travel at its best, The Eagle Huntress, a documentary, follows a strong, determined 13-year-old Kazakh girl who is the first female to become an eagle hunter. Her ancestors have used eagles to hunt for generations, but the hunters were … Continue reading

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Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea

I highly recommend animator Guy Delisle’s graphic memoir Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea. Deslisle, a French Canadian, had to go to North Korea for two months to supervise the animators his French employer contracted (for their ultra-cheap rates). As … Continue reading

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Books on Islam

Travel and reading go hand in hand in my book. If I go to a new country I try to supplement my experiences and perceptions with good books. I trust Farah to pick some of the best. For Ramadan, Farah … Continue reading

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