Monday, May 9, 2016

The Scriptorium Got a Little Plastic Surgery


I opted for the newspaper motif for the "Epistles" blog, thus the new title, font, and color scheme.

I also combed the blog roll and the link roll for dead links and blogs who have posted nothing in the last three years.  Those all went bye-bye.  Some links were updated, as some of those blogs moved.

On the title page, I shortened the title from "Christus Vincit Epistles from the Scriptorium" to just "Epistles from the Scriptorium".  I did, however, add under the title, "A Christus Vincit Network Publication".  I also kept the classic "CHRISTVS VINCIT * CHRISTVS REGNAT * CHRISTVS IMPERAT" banner.  Why is that?  Quoniam Christus Vincit Semper, that's why!  (That is, Because Christ always conquers!)

Also, on the title is my signature quote, "I am to church music as Bill Lee is to baseball!"  Bill Lee, aka "Spaceman", pitched for the Boston Red Sox in the 1970's.  He is a longtime baseball idol of mine, not only for his pitching, but for his snarky way of telling it like it is, even if it pisses off the loudmouth vocal minority.  (Sox fans, if you're up early enough, Bill Lee makes an appearance on WROR-FM, 105.7 in Boston on Mondays at 7:45 during baseball season.  And if you're out of reach, you can catch it online here and click the "listen live" link on the sidebar!  Bill Lee is a hoot to listen to, and the Loren and Wally Show on which he appears is, in my opinion, one of the best, if not THE best, morning show on radio.)

I added one last thing to the title: my new signature, "Quod scripsi, scripsi! (What I have written, I have written!)", which I took from the Passion according to St. John, which is read on Good Friday every year.  It stems from when Pontius Pilate inscribed the famous "INRI" (not "In Rhode Island" as I admit to thinking as a wee one), that is, "Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum" ("Jesus the Nazorean, King of the Jews").  The chief priests then said to Pilate, "Do not write, 'King of the Jews'.  Write instead that he said 'I am the King of the Jews'".  Pilate responded, "Quod scripsi, scripsi!" ("What I have written, I have written!").  I guess a modern way of putting it would be the country song that goes, "That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!"

So, enjoy the new look!

Quod scripsi, scripsi!

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