I don’t like to expose much about plots of movies I see because I detest spoilers.
Yesterday (being Tuesday, my movie day, $5 all day and free popcorn), I saw The Martian (from the book HERE). Gorgeous martian landscapes, apparently filmed in part in Jordan. These sci-fi movies, with the special effects, are getting to be amazingly real.
The plot had a lot of points for reflection on a) will to survive, b) solving problems c) being prepared for anything.
It was a movie presentation on Zuhlsdorf’s Law:
Since the legendary Murphy was an optimist, therefore…
When you need your technology to work, that is when it will fail.
The extent of the failure is proportioned to the urgency of the need.
When you want to show someone the great gizmo or program you have, that is when it won’t work.
You may bite your nails a couple times during the movie despite a suspicion (which I won’t confirm or deny) that the protagonist might make it (but at what cost?).
Books pour in from publishers faster than I can read them.
Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality by Harold Burke-Sivers
No link for this yet. Maybe they’ll decide they want to sell some of them. I’ll let you know. It has Card. Burke’s address at Steubenville. Impressive.
The Coup at Catholic University: The 1968 Revolution in American Catholic Education by Fr. Peter Mitchell