October 25, 2016

It’s cutthroat competition at the Masters of Mini Golf

Miniature golf may seem like one of America's more laid-back pastimes, but its competitive side is no joke. To be a champion requires a high level of precision and patience. Just like in the PGA Tour, the winner of the Masters National Pro Mini Golf Championship gets a coveted green jacket. Last year's champion, Matt Male, describes what it takes to putt your way to victory.

October 4, 2016

Mont Saint-Michel as seen from a drone

Best seen in high-definition full-screen, if possible.

September 29, 2016

C.S. Lewis Doodle: The Screwtape Letters #6 (From One Demon to Another)

In this episode, the demon Screwtape gives advice to his junior tempter on the art of re-directing his patient’s thoughts from the present fear to hypothetical future fates, from God to Self, and from being self-aware to being consumed with the danger itself. Screwtape also teaches his protégé how to direct his patient's kindnesses away from his immediate neighbours to people he has never met, while directing his hatred to those around him, and pushing virtues into the realm of his fantasy only.

September 22, 2016

To attain great success (and great sanctity), you have to learn to play the long game

All of history's greatest figures achieved success in almost exactly the same way. But rather than celebrating this part of the creative process we ignore it. This missing chapter in the story of success reveals the secret to doing meaningful work. But in the modern world, full of distraction, do we have what it takes to do great things?

September 21, 2016

Pope asks crowd: “Do you want a heart of stone, or a heart of love?”

At Wednesday's General Audience, Pope Francis explains how to prevent your heart from turning to stone.