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Back to the Foothills

Friday, January 27th, 2012

I’ve discovered that keeping a single blog is enough of a challenge; and in any event this blog wasn’t for random philosophical musings, but for my project of working through the Compendium Theologiae, which I’ve no immediate plans to revive.

However, I am starting to do more philosophy blogging over at my main blog, The View from the Foothills. Consequently, those few of you who still have this blog on your feed readers and who were kind enough to encourage me in past years might want to look over there instead.


100 Posts on the Compendium Theologiae

Friday, August 28th, 2009

I started this blog in June of 2008, almost 15 months ago, to work my way through St. Thomas’ Compendium Theologiae. The CT has 256 chapters; I figured I’d get through it in less than a year. I’ve just completed chapter 100.

I guess you can’t be sublime on a schedule.


Friday, August 14th, 2009

Testing a different blogging client.

Well, Boy Howdy!

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

The Practicing Catholic has nominated me for the
Superior Scribbler award!


She says:

This gentleman is no doubt soon to become a Lay Dominican, and I already consider him an “honorary” Dominican by virtue of his great studiousness. His Blogging Aquinas project is one of the best uses of blogging I’ve come across. In one early post, he explains, “I’m not writing this blog to share my vast fund of knowledge; I’m writing it to learn.” I think this is true of most good bloggers to some extent, but Will takes it to a serious new level: studying the works of St. Thomas Aquinas and related works on Aristotelian philosophy! Color me impressed! Will also has the blog, The View from the Foothills, which contains lots of excellent book reviews among other things!

I don’t know whether to blush more at the award or the company in which I received it; she also awarded it to Fr. Philip Neri Powell, OP, of Domine, da Mihi Hanc Aquam and Tom Kreitzberg, OPL, of Disputations.

In order to properly accept the award, I need to post the rules (see below) and award it to five other bloggers. The difficulty here is that many of my favorite bloggers have already received it from someone else, with Hettie at The Practicing Catholic being a prime example. I shall try to pick bloggers who have not yet been so honored; I don’t know whether or not I shall succeed.

The first is clearly “a thomist” at Just Thomism. I have no idea who this person is, or why they’ve been posting their reflections on Thomistic philosophy to the web on a daily basis for the past several years; but I’ve found their reflections to be helpful in understanding just what it is that St. Thomas Aquinas and his followers are saying.

Next, I’ll hand the accolade to Phil and Lars at Brandywine Books, two blog-buddies of long-standing. Thanks to Lars in particular, I’m now aware of the weird world of “live steel” viking combat.

Captain Yips is but one of many bloggers to comment on the on-going meltdown of Anglicanism in the United States, and I’ve consistently found him to be one of the most thoughtful and least vitriolic of the whole crew.

Timothy Jones’ “Old World Swine” is a neat Catholic blog written by a neat Catholic artist.

Well, I dunno. He’s an artist; he might be quite slovenly, I have no idea.

And finally, I think, I’m going to send this to Sister Mary Martha, the most delightful nun on the Internet. At least, she’s the only blogging nun whose blog I read. If you want to know anything about Catholicism, ask Sister Mary Martha!

The rules are as follows:

Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.

Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.

Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to this post, which explains The Award.

Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List (scroll down). That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!

Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

Looking Back: DE&E: Chapter 5:8

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

I just discovered that while I’d written a post on the final paragraph of Chapter 5 of De Ente et Essentia, and in fact had posted it to the weblog, it somehow got marked as a draft. I’ve fixed that, so it’s now visible.


Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Spent twelve hours or so in the car with the family this weekend, attending a memorial service at the old homestead and catching up with family. Had no computer with me, and no time to use one if I’d brought it. Blogging will recommence tomorrow, or Tuesday at the latest.

More Gallivanting

Monday, October 20th, 2008

I’m off, first thing in the morning, to attend the
annual Tcl/Tk conference. That’ll keep me fairly busy until sometime Saturday. I hope to keep up with St. Thomas during the week, but the point of attending a conference is to spend time with the other attendees, which I can’t do if I’m in my room studying metaphysics. So we shall see.

Gallivanting About

Monday, October 6th, 2008

I’m off on a trip; I hope to continue with Chapter 78 of Compendium Theologiae tomorrow, anyway, but we’ll have to see what happens.

In Memoriam

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

I will not be updating Blogging Aquinas tomorrow, in honor of those who died.

Gallivanting About

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

I’m off on a business trip this week; I expect to have both Internet access and time for Thomas, but I’ve not been to this particular destination before, and so I could be mistaken on both counts.