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Canned Dragons

Canned Dragons is a weblog about faith, noise and technology, written by Robert Rackley — an Orthodox Christian, aspiring minimalist, inveterate notetaker, software dev manager and paper airplane mechanic.

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Enswiftification

When our beliefs are defined by our consumption, almost anything can become an object of worship.

Enswiftification
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Sacred Time

As I headed to Divine Liturgy yesterday morning, I was glad to be able to participate in sacred time. The ability to set aside time for worship and repentant reflection has clear benefits for the soul. Elizabeth Oldfield writes about Keeping Sacred Time for Comment Magazine. Rowan Williams says that

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What We Do Now

A grunge king remembers his roots on this solo effort.

What We Do Now
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Sophie

I’ve loved the fourth track on the Small Black record, Limits of Desire ever since the album was released over a decade ago. It was a clear standout, a highly stylized, dreamy ode to a woman who could probably be described as a “free spirit.” The song is based

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Parallel Play

Lately, when my wife and I are both on our iPads, she watching Law & Order reruns and me reading blogs, I’ve been thinking about the concept of parallel play. Parallel play is something kids do during a certain stage of development. Parallel play is a form of play

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Blessings Unbound

What does the Pope's pronouncement on blessings mean to those it most affects?

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The New Aggregators

The speed at which interest in new feed aggregator apps has picked up steam shows how desperate people are to put the pieces of their digital lives together in some meaningful way.