Hello Again

It’s been a while! When I last posted, I was working as a freelance web developer. Since that time, I entered seminary and was ordained a Catholic priest. I am currently pursuing advanced theological studies. Although I wasn’t actively updating it, I held on to this longstanding personal blog of mine over the years because it continued to receive significant amounts of traffic. Now I’ve decided to freshen it up and give it a redesign, and hopefully start using it again as a place to share my interests in the areas of theology, linguistics, technology, photography, and more. Thanks for visiting!

Pluto Loses Planet Status

Huge news for those interested in astronomy: today Pluto has lost its status as a planet.

From a CNET article:

The 2006 International Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly voted Thursday in Prague that Pluto, formerly known as a planet, will now be considered a “dwarf planet.”

The eight planets of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune will be grouped as “classical planets.”